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The business, B & H Cafe, was a restaurant listed in the Green Book on 411 S. Blount St. This business was listed in the Green Book from 1947 to 1952.

Newspaper advertisement

Vertebrate, Organ, Human body, Jaw

Modern Image of Green book site location.

Plant, Property, Building, Window

William H. Bryant was an African American man listed as the owner of B & H Cafe. He resided at 908 Fayetteville with spouse Lucille M. Bryant. The original structure was demolished and now a multi-family residential homes are at this site.

Since 2017, the NC African American Heritage Commission, completed research on North Carolina’s Green Book sites. The findings have been compiled in this interactive web portal which invites visitors to explore each site in depth through historical vignettes, stories, and images. The project also includes a traveling and virtual exhibition produced to highlight the experiences of African American travelers during the Jim Crow era in North Carolina.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Advertisement, The Carolinian, August 31, 1946

Natalie Rodriguez