Carver-Hill Museum and Allen (formerly, Fairview) Park Complex
Street, Crestview, FL.
Negro Civic Club
established a neighborhood park in the early 1950s. When a new school
was built in 1954, Carver-Hill, the old one-room frame lunchroom
building was given to the Civic Club by the Okaloosa County School
Board. Enlarged and renovated, it became the Carver-Hill Museum,
the Carver-Hill Memorial and Historical Society, Inc.
682-4003 or (850) 682-3494.
Conyers Lodge #364
Street, Crestview, FL.
The Masons and Eastern Stars are vital members of
African American community. This 1909 Lodge Hall was also used as an
early school facility. (850) 689-6739.
Mound Lodge #1205
118 Kiwi Place
The Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the
(IBPOEW) is the largest black fraternal organization in the world. This
property is home of Indian Mound Lodge #1205 and Booker T. Washington
Temple #963. The Lodge and Temple provide entertainment, historical
community service activities. (850) 244-1154.
Society in Spanish Florida.
By Jane Landers. Foreword by Peter H. Wood (Urbana and Chicago:
University of Illinois Press, 1999. There is a review of this
book in the Journal of Social History, Sept 22, 2000, by Robert H.
Jackson. (Google the title and see a review).
Teaspoon Heritage Festival.
This festival celebrates an
settlement in Northwest Florida, 45 miles north of Pensacola. Teaspoon
was originally an 18th century [Early 1700’s] Free-African
settlement where the settlers who had escaped slavery in the British
Colonial plantations of the early 1700’s came to live and
with the Spanish in Pensacola. [You may find more on the
about this festival and the organization that puts it on. The
Association has a website, but it is not functioning properly at the
moment. We will provide its address when they have it finished.]
The University of South Florida
Africana Heritage Project.
The mission of the project is to rediscover
precious records that document the name and lives of former slaves,
freed persons and their descendants, and share those records on their
website. The site has an "Ancestors Page";
"Full-Text Reading Room"; "Larry's Alabama Archive"; "AfriQuest Free AA
Genealogy Database"; and much more. http://www.africanaheritage.com/index.asp
Seminoles, Maroons and Freedom Seekers in Florida, Part 1: Early
Freedom Seekers in Florida.
Long before Florida was a U. S. state, it was home to diverse
freedom seekers who found refuge from slavery, established thriving
communities and prospered on Florida's frontier. Part 1 of this series
looks at Florida's earliest African "Ancestored" inhabitants and how
they lived their lives. It can be found on line at http://www.africanaheritage.com/black_seminoles_1.asp
- Confounding the Color
Line Edited by James Brooks. The book's contributors
examine the origins, history, various manifestations, and long-term
consequences of the different connections that have been established
between Indians and Blacks. To find more about this title use your brower's search
engine or go to Google.com, Yahoo.com, Dogpile.com or another such search engine and
type in the title of the page or story. You may also use "keywords"
(words one might expect to find in the page or article), or the
Block Museum Educational Services. Baker, FL