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Florida's Black History

African-Americans have made significant contributions to the development of Florida from the earliest settlement in St. Augustine to playing key roles in our cultural heritage. On this page you'll find information on Florida's Black History.
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The Florida Highwaymen
The Florida Highwaymen were a group of black artists that have been capturing Florida's landscape on canvas for over 50 years and their works of art have become very collectible.

American Beach
This historically African-American beach lies along Florida's East Coast between Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island Plantation.

Black Florida Towns
African presence in Florida is traced to the Spanish occupation of the state, but small mostly-black towns still remain a large part of Florida's rich history.

Black Heritage Trail
Florida's Black Heritage Trail identifies sites, buildings and other points of interest in black history.

Florida A & M University
This historically black institution is located in Tallahassee and was known originally as Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. It was founded on October 3, 1887, as the State Normal College for Colored Students.

Florida's Black History
Significant events in Florida's Black history and Black History Month in Florida.

The Black Experience
Tampa Bay Online explores Black History and its legacy in Florida with a series of articles.

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