Mission: Bringing History to Life
The Florida Black Historical Research Project provides the general public with previously hidden or forgotten facts about Florida’s Black history, including early African arrivals, Black pirates, the mound builders, Southern Underground Railroad routes, Seminole Maroons and the Seminole Wars, particularly the 1838 Loxahatchee Battlefield in northern Palm Beach County.
Most notably, FBHRP has established, and continues to maintain vital links to the Black Seminole communities of Oklahoma, descendants of Trail of Tears survivors expelled from Florida.
FBHRP conducts and encourages research, organizes presentations, and produces displays and publications, including “We R Florida,” the popular brief history by FBHRP founder, the late Isa Hamm Bryant, who pioneered the effort to bring these important stories to light.
Wallis Hamm Tinnie | Lorenzo H. Hamm
President Vice President
Michelle Riley | Gene Tinnie | Frederick H. Terrell