Today we bring you what appears to be a light blue, 1986 Chevrolet Caprice* along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard during the MLK parade. The sign on the outside of the car is celebrating the Warnersville community. Warnersville, Greensboro's oldest African-American community, is a mere .277 square miles in size with a population of 896. It was established by former slaves in 1867, just after the Civil War, on land sold to them by a white Quaker, Yardley Warner. Today, approximately 80% of this neighborhood remains African-American (reference). Just under half of the residents in this neighborhood are women and 36.8 percent of the households in this neighborhood are single-mother households. 39.5 percent of the women in this neighborhood have sales and office occupations. The women of Warnersville work very hard at taking care of their children and providing for their households. Additionally, they work to promote their neighborhood.
We're sure there are great men in Warnersville, too; however, today is ABC Wednesday and "W" is for Warnersville and the women of Warnersville- one of whom was riding in the Buick above. This round of ABC Wednesday, we're also mentioning causes to accompany these Wednesday posts. If you wanted to contribute to the Warnersville community, you could consider donating time and/or money to Jones Elementary or to Warnersville Recreation Center both of which have served the community for a very long time.
*Thank you, reader, Fred Robbins, for identifying this vehicle for us.