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William Saunders Crowdy was a visionary who experienced the crippling chains of slavery; yet, saw a bright future for his people anchored in faith, fellowship, hard work, goodwill and charity.
He laid the foundation for a church, a small city of homes, farms, a widows’ and orphans’ home, schools, and a solid network of viable businesses. Imagine this all Black city out performing its neighboring towns through the trying years of the 1900s. It is robust. It is a Mecca for the disenfranchised.
It thrives despite the oppression of Jim Crow Laws, male labor snatching World Wars, the austerity of The Great Depression; and, do imagine, all of this against the backdropand terrain of an inhospitable South. There is purity in purpose at work on this land.
Pearls of Our History
Crowdy’s inspiration echoes today through the efforts of a community conscious group of developers. The development group has protected the original purchase and increased the holdings to include:
Today we continue to promote wellness within multiple levels of the community by: