Agenoria Powell and Fletcher Paschal

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Agenoria Powell and Fletcher Paschal

“The family has a lot of history there. We had a brother that we lost. He was, he was he was the fire in our family. There were three of us. Fletcher is the oldest and then there was Elvis. Who was quite a musician and he regularly played at the Hampton House. Back when they were, you know, doing a lot of it was a lot of entertainment. It was a, it was a hotel and there was a lot, it was a very vibrant community in that area, and you had a lot of young people come out, they became doctors and lawyers and business, businesspeople. And it was a very, very successful community. As I said before of Brownsville, you know, just has a lot of culture.”

“You know, we were able to be outside until the streetlights came on and we were able to ride our bikes all over the area with not feeling, you know like all the community was watching. We had crime watch long before crime watch and truly the community would look out for us. And that legacy continued, my son, he's now my second son, he's now 29. He was admitted to University of Miami science program in middle school and so he, the Metrorail run, you can walk just a block over and we get on the metro rail and he stayed with my mother who lived across the street and the whole community was standing outside when they knew he was about to come get off of the metro rail and walk down and make sure that he's okay.”

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