Florida Black Heritage Trail
Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church Key West, Florida
In 1990, the Florida legislature created the Study Commission on African-American History in Florida to increase public awareness of African Americans contributions to the state. The commission was asked to recommend methods to establish a "Heritage Trail" to identify sites, buildings and other points of interest in black history that should be preserved and promoted as tourist attractions.
The first edition of the Florida Black Heritage Trail, published in 1991, was a product of the commission, the Florida Division of Historical Resources and the many citizens who assisted in developing the book. The Florida Black Heritage Trail is a microcosm of African-American landmarks and legacies that exist in various Florida locations.
Ritz Theater, Davis and State Streets, Jacksonville, Florida
Released in May 2007, this third edition of the Florida Black Heritage Trail was produced by VISIT FLORIDA, the Florida Department of State and the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network. It features 64 colorful pages highlighting historic African-American sites from Pensacola to Key West and like the previous editions includes profiles and biographical sketches of many distinguished and accomplished African-American Floridians.
- Read the Florida Black Heritage Trail online
- Download the Florida Black Heritage Trail (pdf, 6.6 MB)
- Florida's African-American History Bibliography
- Discover other Florida Heritage Publications
The African American Heritage Center, Pensacola, Florida
Published by the Florida Department of State,
Division of Historical Resources.