20th of May Emancipation Day in Florida

Florida’s Emancipation is May 20 not June 19: Here’s Why

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Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum Honors Valiant Women

Celebrating Women’s History Month March 2021 Theme: “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be...

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Jonnie Mae Perry

Gifford Historical Museum and Cultural Center teaches Black history

GIFFORD – Jonnie Mae Perry, the executive director of the Gifford Historical Museum and Cultural...

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What is FAAHPN?


The Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN) is a professional association organized in 2001 by the John Gilmore Riley Center Museum.

FAAHPN serves as an informational and technical assistance resource in response to a growing interest in preserving Florida’s African American culture, that of the African Diaspora and that of other related ethnically diverse historic resources globally.

The Florida Black Heritage Trail Guide is a publication produced by FAAHPN that details a microcosm of African American landmarks and legacies that exist in various locations throughout the state of Florida. Though much of Florida’s African American History has been lost, this publication demonstrates a growing interest in documenting and preserving all that remains.


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