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Black History Month


We’ve put together a list of some of the resources at the Department of State to help celebrate Black History Month 2019.





African-Americans in times of war

Available at the Archives

Clausell Family Papers

  • Documents the public life and activities of Bernyce Clausell, the first female minister in Florida, civil rights activist and founder of Calvary Baptist Church in Tallahassee.
  • Contains Clausell's personal files, home videos, day planners, and programs and minutes from the First Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Association.
  • Includes video recordings of her sermons and speeches as well as a variety of typed sermons written by her husband, Reverend James Clausell.

Sacred Florida

State Library of Florida bibliographies

Genealogy resources

Florida Memory

Artists and writers

Black heritage trail

This publication features 64 pages of historic African-American history and heritage sites from Pensacola to Key West, as well as profiles and biographical sketches.


imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.