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Florida Native Preserving History

The south has such rich history and much of that is housed in our homes and architecture. From the cottage homes of downtown New Orleans, mansions of Charleston and Savannah or the country lake homes of Alabama, a historical southern home is sure to charm and and Jada Wright-Green is the woman who is committed to uncovering all of the rich history of Black homes in the South and all over the nation. This HBCU grad loves all things historical and is using her passion to inform the world about about historical African American homes through her magazine, Heritage Salon Magazine. Learn more about this Florida native today.

Name:

Jada Wright-Greene

Title:

Founder, Editor & Publisher

Company/Org:

 Heritage Salon Magazine

Hometown:

Jacksonville, Florida

Alma Mater:

Bethune-Cookman University, Michigan State University, Soon to be Johns Hopkins University

Sorority:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Favorite thing about being southern:

Sweet Tea

What is your personal life motto:

I Believe God!

What is the most challenging professional obstacle you have had:

 Leaving law school

Who is your favorite character a “Different World”:

Whitley

If you could do any job, what would that be?

 Professional Speaker on Diversity In Museums

Who do you wish you could meet?

Mary McLeod Bethune

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What do you love about Southern homes?

The character. It shows the uniqueness of the home.

Name your 3 favorite historical homes.

Herndon Home, Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation and Villa Lewaro  The owners of all three of these homes overcame obstacles and was determined to reach their goals.

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Villa Lewaro

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Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation

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Herndon Home

If you could only live in on southern city for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Charleston, SC because of the historical homes and the beaches.

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Tell us more about your Heritage Salon. How did you get started? Where do you see it going in the next 10 years?

In short form, Heritage Salon Magazine started out of my love for museums, historical homes and my work at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation.  I found this love as a profession in 2003 and I have been in love since.  Heritage Salon began as a blog and has transitioned into a magazine and non profit organization.  The mission of the organization is to expose the cache of museums, historical homes and cultural institutions focused on African American culture. Our goal is to diversify the museum field. In ten years, I expect the magazine to be in newsstands everywhere and for there to be an increase of people of diverse backgrounds in the museum profession, as museum audiences and donors of these institutions.

What is some of the best southern advice you got from your mom?

The advice would be from my grandmother who raised me and her best advice was: To always be a lady!

What advice would you give your younger college self?

It’s ok that things are the way that they are, you will make it. The negative things you are experiencing are going to help define who you are and what you want out of life.

Where can we connect with you?

On Facebook: @Heritage Salon Mag, Twitter @HeritageSalon, Instagram @HeritageSalonMagazine

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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