Mission: Bringing History to Life
The late Isa Hamm Bryant, founder of the Florida Black Historical Research Project, Inc.,
leaning against his favorite Live Oak tree
in Riverbend Park.
The Mission of the Florida Black Historical Research Project Inc., is to research, collect, and disseminate knowledge of significant contributions Blacks have made in the State of Florida.
FBHBP 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
Wallis Hamm Tinnie | Lorenzo H. Hamm
President Vice President
Michelle Riley | Gene Tinnie | Frederick H. Terrell