The Generator Celebrates Black History Month

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

THE BLACK ESTABLISHMENTS OF PINE BLUFF

THE BLACK ESTABLISHMENTS OF PINE BLUFF

Yancy’s Furniture and Appliances

“Anything you start, you have to be dedicated to it. If you tell people you are going to open at a certain time, you must be there. You are not going to get rich overnight.”

Queen Esther Yancy

Queen Esther Yancy sits regal in her appearance after over fifty years in business at Yancy’s Furniture at 1610 West 2nd Street. Yancy’s Furniture and Appliances began with the late Lewis Yancy, Sr. fixing radios and televisions in 1946. Lewis, Sr. started the business in 1969 at 1602 West Second Avenue and moved across the street shortly after to 1610 West Second Avenue,

The Flowers family is recognized in Arkansas as one of service in the professional fields of law, medicine, and politics. Three Flowers siblings have served thousands of patients in their respective Pine Bluff businesses for well over many years of service between the two brothers and sister. They continue to serve their patients under one roof at the Flowers Medical Building, located at 1401 South State Street, where their father, the late Dr. Cleon A. Flowers, Sr. owned and operated The Links Hospital and where the family resided for over three decades.

THE BLACK ESTABLISHMENTS OF PINE BLUFF

Trammell’s Beauty and Barber Supply

“They met in high school and my father helped my mother to get into the business, because he could see that she was gifted in haircare. He recognized her developing talent for haircare, because he had watched his sister perform the craft and he knew my mother could do it.”

Rosemary Trammell Norman

The Trammell’s Beauty and Barber Supply, Inc. is a black love and black business story intertwined that deserves the honor to be recognized as a Black Establishment in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Clincy Trammell, Jr. and Thedora Clemmons Trammell started the business in the summer of 1965 on University Avenue in U.S. Brown’s building.

THE BLACK ESTABLISHMENTS OF PINE BLUFF

Pop’s Barber and Beauty Shop

“One day I was walking downtown to go to Looking Good’s Clothing Store and saw the building, and I said, I like that corner and started to think about how it could become my barbershop.”

Kendrick “Pop” Williams, Sr.

Established in 2003, Pop’s Barber and Beauty has quickly become a cornerstone to downtown Pine Bluff. The Generator@GFPB had to walk only a couple of blocks to find a business that has become an establishment in less than two decades of service. Kendrick Williams represents a large entourage of barber and beauty establishments that serves Pine Bluff and the surrounding communities.

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