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African and African American Experiences

Open access resources online.


Digital History Projects

Black Educators: Florida’s Secret Social Justice Advocates, 1920-1960 (online exhibit)
             ​Lesson Plans:

Hannibal Square Report: A Historical Simulation

Project Mosaic: Zora Neale Hurston

Virtual Rosewood


Collections Online

Advocate Recovered

A. Quinn Jones Digital Collection

James Haskins Collection (includes interview audio with Rosa Parks)

Joel Buchanan African American Oral History Archive

Sally Bradford Slave Register, 1860-1876

Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960

Zora Neale Hurston Papers


Lesson Plans / Classroom Resources

African Americans at Fort Mose

African American Settlement at Fort Mose

Civil Rights Movement in Florida

Explore Florida: African Americans Settle in Fort Mose

Explore Florida: Civil Rights Movement in Florida

Famous Floridians: James Weldon Johnson

Florida: A Slave Sanctuary

Florida’s Role in the Civil War: “Supplier of the Confederacy”

Fort Mose

Lucreaty Clark, Basket Maker

Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator

Remembering Rosewood

Reconstruction in Florida

Role and Status of Africans in Spanish St. Augustine

Slavery in Florida

Slave is a Dead Soul: Examining the Psychological Impact of Slavery Through the Writings of Juan Francisco Manzano

Zora Neale Hurston and the WPA in Florida


Webpages / Blogs

African American Newspaper Editors in Early 20th Century Florida

Battle of Olustee

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Florida

Fort Mose: America’s Black Colonial Fortress of Freedom


University of Florida Home Page

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