Research & Resources
In 1990 the Florida Legistlature
Study Commission on African American History in Florida.
years later that Commission published a booklet called Florida Black
Heritage Trail, which was later
updated in 1994. The Trail consists of
several hundred sites of significance to African Americans in Florida
Florida Black Heritage Trail.
You can view this book On line its web
African-American Heritage Preservation Network.
FAAHPN is an educational and technical assistance component
Riley Center/Museum. Every organization or person involved in, or
desirous of supporting, efforts to preserve and celebrate African
American cultural and history should join the Network. Together, we can
make a difference in our lives and communities. Visit the The Florida
African-American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN)
American Biographical Database: 1790-
This unique and extensive database provides biographical
sketches, photographs and illustrations, and other information for over
African-Americans from every walk of life - illustrating the rich
heritage of the African-American community. The resource includes such
and accomplished individuals as national activists; state and local
prominent women; legal, medical, educational, business, and other
musicians, artists and writers; church and missionary leaders; social
fraternal order members; reform organization members; former slaves;
The landmark collection is searchable by name of subject of the
place of birth, occupation, religion, date of birth or death, gender,
source of information. More: http://library.uwf.edu/eli/social/multicultural
African-American Heritage Society, Pensacola, FL.
Heritage Society was founded September 12, 1990 to preserve,
promote, and perpetuate cultural diversity through partnership
with public and private organizations. Its vision
is to initiate, facilitate, and promote the concept and
practice of African-American culture and cultural
diversity toward the full development of individual,
organizational and community life. The
society's headquarters are located at 200 Church Street, Pensacola,
Floridain the historic Kate Coulson House and is slated in the future
to become "The African-American Heritage Center/Kate Coulson
The center is an integral component of cultural
tourism in Northwest Florida. The
society has recently produced the very first Pensacola
African-American Heritage Trail brochure, which highlights
over twenty-two (22) historically significant sights. (For additional
information go here: http://gcaavb.com/).
Black Society in Spanish
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 review).
The African American Heritage of
Florida. Ed. by David R. Colburn and Jane L.
participated in all the Spanish explorations and settlements inS
as they did throughout the Spanish Americas. In Florida they helped
establish St. Augustine and the free black community of Gracia Real de
Santa Teresa de Mose. Africans and African Americans fought
the many conflicts that wracked Florida, including the three Seminole
Wars and the Civil War. Despite the oppressions of slavery and
segregation, black Floridians struggled to establish their own
communities, combat racism and economic deprivation, and negotiate the
terms of their labor. Against overwhelming odds, they helped develop
communities like Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami, and they served as the
critical labor force for the state's citrus, agricultural, and timber
Holdings at Baker Block Museum Research Library.
- Free African Americans
Carolina & Virginia
– 3rd Edition, Vols. 1 & 2
& Claim Your African Name
- Saw Mill: An
Autobiography, James L Hill, Sr. Ed.D. Col. USAR
- Mrs. Caroline Allen
- Mr. Sam Hayes
- The Simon Family History
- POOR BOY, The Facts of
Life for the Young and Old, by Spencer Spears
Museum Educational Services. Baker, FL