2023 FAAHPN Conference

FAAHPN and the Emancipation, Florida History Preserved

Journey to Jubilee or The Official Unraveling of Slavery June 19, 2023 by Clifton P....

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2023 FAAHPN Conference

20th of May Emancipation in Florida Conference

From May 18-20, 2023 the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN) will host the...

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Historical Markers of Hillsborough: Bealsville

Town established by 12 emancipated slaves 158 years ago remains one of Florida’s oldest Black...

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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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