The Rhone Hotel was run by Charlotte and her sisters, Carrie and Harriet. The Rhone Hotel was one of the first of it's kind, providing sleeping quarters for black travelers in hopes of increasing the amount of black travelers in their area. Due to a large portion of hotels being whites only, hotels such as the Rhone Hotel were few and far between; and in great demand. Played a great role in housing blacks after the Great Fire of New Bern (1922).
Backstory and Context
Pollitt, Pheobe. "Charlotte Rhone: Nurse, Welfare, Worker, and Entrepreneur." NC Docks, Appalachian State University,
2015.NC Docks, https://libres.uncg.edu/ir/asu/f/Pollitt_Pheobe_2015_Charlotte.pdf. Accessed 16 Mar. 2017.
Morrison, Kath. "The Rhone Sisters, A Force for New Bern." New Bern Now, New Bern Now, 19 Jan. 2017,
www.newbernnow.com/2017/01/the-rhone-sisters-a-force-for-new-bern.html. Accessed 16 Mar. 2017.