Join the journey of learning and discussion with the Black History Book Club

Unveiling a new chapter in cultural exploration

We are excited to announce the launch of the Black History Book Club at St. James @ Encore! Starting Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, this initiative promises to be a beacon of knowledge, reflection, and community engagement in the heart of Tampa Bay.


Meeting minds and hearts

The club’s sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the charming St. James @ Encore at 1202 N. Governor Street. These enriching discussions will occur on the last Monday of February, April, June, August, and October, and the second Monday in December 2024.

Guiding voices

Two prominent figures will lead the discussions in the community:

Their insights and expertise promise to make each session a unique and enriching experience.

A journey through literature

Each session will focus on a significant work of literature that has shaped or reflected the African American experience. Here’s what’s on the reading list for 2024:


The Black History Book Club is a testament to the inclusive spirit of the Tampa Bay community. Joining the group is free and open to the public. This is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to deepen their understanding of Black history and culture through literature.

More information and resources

For more information about the Black History Book Club, please call (813) 675-8969 or (813) 545-3183. Many discussion books are available at the Tampa Bay History Center’s Museum Store, 801 Water Street, or at your local library.

This book club is more than just a series of meetings; it’s a journey. A journey through the pages of history, the struggles and triumphs of African American lives, and the shared experiences that connect us all. Join us in this enlightening journey at the Tampa Bay History Center’s Black History Book Club.

We look forward to seeing you there!