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Local Black Histories

Gainesville's History of Enslavement

Dudley Farms Historic State Park 
https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/dudley-farm-historic-state-park

Historic Haile Homestead (Kanapaha Plantation) 
https://www.hailehomestead.org/

Other Enslaving Plantations in the Gainesville area (now extinct): 

  • Stringfellow Plantation 
  • Bailey Plantation 
  • Thomas Plantation
  • Strickland Plantation
  • Coclough's Plantation

Source: E.L. Miller. (1938) Negro Life in Gainesville: A Sociological Study. University of Florida. 

Racial Violence in Florida

Community Organizations

A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center 
https://www.aqjmuseum.org/

Alachua County African and African American Historical Society 
New! As of 2021. Contact jgordon07@gmail.com to get involved. 

Alachua County Truth & Reconciliation Initiative 
https://truth.alachuacounty.us/About

Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center 
https://www.cottonclubmuseum.com/

Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc. 
https://rosewoodflorida.com 

Notable Figures

A. Quinn Jones - Educator 
See the UF Libraries'  online exhibition and visit the A. Quinn Jones Museum to learn more about his legacy
View the digital collection for the A. Quinn Jones Collection

Photograph of A. Quinn Jones, Estelle Bellamy, B. Young Jr. graduating with B.S. Degrees from Florida A and M College 1915.
Photograph of A. Quinn Jones, Estelle Bellamy, B. Young Jr. graduating with B.S. Degrees from Florida A and M College 1915.

Alyne Harris - Visual Artist
https://www.jtfolkart.com/alynneharris
View an exhibition of her work at the Historic Thomas Center, open until January 15, 2022! 

Jumping the Broom by Alyne Harris

Jumping the Broom by Alyne Harris

Bo Diddley - Musician 
View the finding aid for the Bo Diddley Collection in the UF Special Collections & Area Studies Library 

Bo Didley live in Las Vegas, 2011 - with B.B. King, Steve Stevens, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Teddy Andreas. & Matt Sorum.

From the Collection 

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