Black experiences and contributions to society are central to the human story.

Map of Florida showing Alachua County

Africans, African American, and Afro-Caribbean people have long-standing histories in Alachua County. The histories of these communities have not been sufficiently studied. The Alachua County African and African American Historical Society exists to promote the study, teaching, preservation, and dissemination of African American history and Diaspora Studies in Alachua County.

Our Organization

The Society is a registered 501(c)3 organization established in 2020. Click below to view our bylaws.

Lincoln High School homecoming parade, 1947. Photo courtesy of the A. Quinn Jones Collection, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

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Whether you’re researching your family history or writing an academic paper, we’re interested in partnering with you!

Meet Our Founders

The Society is a volunteer-operated organization of individuals invested in the preservation, dissemination, and teaching of Alachua County’s African and African American histories. Click below to learn more about our founding board members and members.

The Visionaires, 1951. Photo courtesy of the Visionaires Collection, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

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