Tampa Neighborhood

Influential Black individuals

Blanche Armwood

Blanche Armwood was a pioneer in Florida education. Learn about her incredible life and career. 

You can view a bust of Blanche Armwood on the Historical Monumnet Trail along Tampa's Riverwalk. Her is located at marker number 28, click here.

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Robert W. Saunders, Sr.

Robert "Bob" W. Saunders, Sr. was leading civil rights activist in Florida and former leader of the NAACP. Learn more about his extraordinary life. 

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Remembering Robert W. Saunders, Sr.

Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library Demolition

Fred Hearns’ memory of the Robert W. Saunders, Sr., Public Library

Fred Hearns' memory of the Robert W. Saunders, Sr., Public Library from Library History Roadshow on Vimeo.

Articles about Saunders

Robert W. Saunders, Sr. | Hillsborough County Public Library 

Bob Saunders, civil rights activist, dies by Craig Basse and Brady Dennis | Tampa Bay Times 

Dr. Robert W. Saunders, Sr | USF Digital Collection

Madame Fortune Taylor  

A former slave, business owner and community leader. She amassed more than 30 acres of land along the eastern bank of the Hillsborough River in the 1800s, Fortune Taylor was a true Tampa pioneer.

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