Central Avenue Black History
Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s. This outdoor trek begins at the new Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Tampa’s Black life in Tampa.
Participants will walk a total of approximately one mile along public sidewalks and brick streets. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes and attire for walking outside. Guests might also want to bring bottled water on the tour.
The Central Avenue Black History Walking Tour takes place at Robert Saunders Public Library, 1505 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602. Walking tours do not meet at the History Center.
Tours are limited to 25 people and advance tickets are required. Call us at 813.228.0097 with any questions.