The museum will be housed in the historic Leonard Reid home, currently located at Seventh Street and Cohen Way in the Rosemary District.
It’s the only Florida entity to receive one of 18 "Underrepresented Community" grants from the National Park Service.
Black Lives Matter
The group now has more than 10,500 members.
Suncoast View's Joey Panek shares his upbeat playlist to get us moving and feeling happy.
Three local women will recount their coming-of-age experiences in Sarasota during Jim Crow segregation, their transformation into adulthood and their participation in the Civil Rights movement..
The Sarasota area was added to the trail because of the Lido Beach "wade-ins"—protests created to push Sarasota to desegregate local beaches.
The Newtown & Overtown History Bus Tour takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.
Unity Awards 2018
Williams and Syprett launched the Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee. Their efforts earned them one of our 2013 Unity Awards; here's an update.
Oldham and a team of professionals and volunteers have produced a book, a report, installed 15 historical markers, conducted oral history interviews and inventoried 150 historic Newtown structures.
From his first job with the United Way to his role as CEO of Easter Seals of Southwest Florida, Waters has followed that passion.
The need remains great, and the group has no plans to stop.
Cliatt surveyed the local landscape for African-Americans in business and decided she would found a black entrepreneurs club “to network with people who look like us.”