Black History Month
Resources from the State Library of Florida
These bibliographies explore Florida's history, culture and heritage and feature the rich contributions of African-Americans to our state.
Most materials in these guides are available through interlibrary loan from the circulating collection of the State Library.
- African-American History
- Cooking and Cuisine
- Emancipation and Reconstruction
- Florida During World War I
- Forts in Florida
- Religion and Spirituality
- Rock and Roll
- Toni Morrison's Beloved and the Black Experience
- Women's History
Resources from the State Archives of Florida
These are digitized resources selected from the vast holdings of the State Archives. They are freely available for viewing and downloading.
We hold many more collections that have not been digitized but are available for use at our research facility in Tallahassee, Florida.
- Dust Tracks: The Complete Performances of Zora Neale Hurston
- Shall We Gather at the River: African-American Sacred Music
- Tell the Truth! Blues & Gospel by Richard Williams
- Where the Palm Trees Shake at Night: Blues Music
- Jefferson County Freedmen's Contracts
- Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
- Reconstruction-Era Voter Registration Rolls, 1867-68
- WPA Church Records
- Emancipation in Florida
- Images of Florida's Black History
- Portraits of African-Americans from 1884-1910
More Black History Month resources
For more Black History Month resources from the Department of State, review our page that includes the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Folk Heritage Award winners and more.