USF Institute on Black Life | College of Arts and Sciences | University of South Florida
African-American Neighborhoods Project
Did you know that there are at least nine historically Black communities in Tampa? Through a 2013 Research Matters grant awarded to the Institute on Black Life, students and faculty have been collecting research, oral stories, and historical data and documentation in these communities to preserve their history and gain a deeper understanding of concepts such as urban renewal, residential segregation, Jim Crow laws, and activism during the Civil Rights era. Our goal is to continue collecting stories from these communities and continue updating this project website as new data, information, oral histories, photographs, and other items become available to us.