Date of Award

Fall 8-1995

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


History & Political Science


In Centennial Hill, unique circumstances in the African American experience brought together black men and women representing the full spectrum of black social and economic classifications. This unique mixture provided all the necessary components for the type of community Centennial Hill became. Progressive and entrepreneurial, hard working and industrious, these African Americans built religious, economic, social, and political as well as educational institutions which provided Centennial Hill's residents with a dynamic community.