The Historic Magnolia House: Drive In & Live Stream Benefit Concert
Celebrating Black August: Drive In & Dine In at Magnolia House. Live Porch Performance by Local Artists under the stars. Proceeds of the event will go to the restoration of the Historic Magnolia House.
August 15, 2020 at the Historic Magnolia House
The Historic Magnolia House, a NC Green Book site located in Greensboro, housed African American writers, actors, athletes and musicians as they traveled south during the Jim Crow era. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a “Distinctive Destination” by the National Trust for Historic Places, this former motel was recognized and starred in 6 editions of The Green Book. Of the 300+ Green Book sites in the state of North Carolina, we are 1 of 4 still in existence. Within these walls embeds memories of James Brown playing in the street with neighborhood children, Joe Tex signing autographs on the front porch and moments captured with Ike & Tina Turner, Ray Charles, James Brown, James Baldwin, Sam Cooke, Jackie Robinson to name a few.