The Florida Black Heritage Trail unveils some of the state’s most prominent historic African-American sites.From the earliest days of territorial exploration in the 16th century, right up to the present day, black history in Florida has been a vital part of the great struggle for dignity and equality.
The passionate determination and courage of leaders including Mary McLeod Bethune and A. Phillip Randolph took root in early 20th-century Florida. It gave rise to great institutions of learning as well as impressive African-American achievements in the arts, sciences, athletics and entrepreneurship.
This legacy greatly influences the cultural richness of modern Florida.
To request a copy of the Florida Black Heritage Trail brochure, published by the Florida Division of Historical Resources, call (850) 245-6333.