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My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood




This book is about a small community that got its start in 1850 when 327 acres of land were purchased by a white man, Bazil Hall for a plantation. After the Civil War, neighborhood residents were all African American. Many of them were descendants of slaves. The community was walled off and fenced in by developers with the permission of the county government from the early 1930’s until the 1960’s. Despite racism and Jim Crow laws of discrimination, the people of Halls Hill not only survived, they thrived.

This book is a historic memoir that tells the history of the Halls Hill neighborhood from the perspective of the family of the author, Wilma Jones, including her father George Mason Jones, Sr. and her mother, Idabel Greene Jones who were born and lived their entire lives in the Halls Hill community. Ms. Jones account of life as kid growing up in Hall’s Hill will warm you and inspire you.

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Bowker, 2018

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