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Centennial Hill was the a prosperous and self-sufficient African-American neighborhood in the early 1900s. Wealthier Black people bought lots in the area and sold it to others at prices that allowed them to build. As a result, this neighborhood developed into a strong, stable, and self-sufficient community. The residents of Centennial Hill were diverse in their talents and this neighborhood became the birthplace of some of the first Black owned churches, schools, homes, and business in Montgomery, Alabama. This neighborhood was home to many Civil Rights activists when they came to fight for the rights of Black Americans. The StoryCorps Community was created to showcase and preserve the sense of place, community character, and rich culture of Centennial Hill so that necessary changes to the built environment will do justice to its origin.
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