"Built in 1924, the Old Dillard School, originally called “The Colored School,” is not only the first school constructed for blacks in Broward County, but also is one of the oldest buildings in Fort Lauderdale."
This article outlines "the role played by African Americans throughout the area's sometimes turbulent history and their contributions to its growth," going back 100 years to the the early settlement of South Florida.
Since its opening, AARLCC has become an integral part of the community, offering classes in computer technology and educational, recreational, and cultural programs on a regular basis. AARLCC has displayed over 38 major exhibits and offered 184 cultural programs to over 895,000 customer, celebrities, noted authors and international speakers.
Established in 2010 by the University of Miami Libraries, the Collaborative Archive from the African Diaspora (CAAD) is a free online resource for scholars seeking manuscripts and other original cultural materials related to South Florida's historically black communities, with special emphasis on African American and Caribbean collections. All records in the CAAD represent collections that can be accessed in South Florida archives, libraries, and cultural heritage institutions.
The Black Archives, incorporated on November 17, 1977, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. Intended for school children and founded by Dorothy Jenkins Fields, its purpose is to document the black experience in Miami-Dade County from 1896 to the present, which, for a variety of reasons, is not widely documented. From the photographs and documents of pioneer families to souvenir programs from churches and organizations, The Black Archives preserves the identity of black South Florida.
The Grandmother of Juneteenth
The Historical Significance of Juneteenth
Juneteenth: Connecting the Historic to the Now
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