People of African descent have lived and labored in the Tampa Bay area for over five hundred years. Travails and Triumphs tells the story of the communities and families they forged, the hardships they endured, the jobs they worked, and the triumphs they celebrated.
Learn about Tampa Bay's Black history
Blanche Armwood pioneered the Florida educational system as the first Black woman to graduate from an accredited law school. Learn about her remarkable life and career.
Tampa's dockworkers - known as longshoremen or stevedores - were an integral part of the City's port and economy, and the local Longshoremen's Association helped workers earn a living wage.
Central Avenue's Leadership Legacy
Fred Hearns, Curator of Black History at the Tampa Bay History Center, shares an overview of Perry Harvey, Sr. Park in Tampa, Fla. This video is produced in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools.
Florida Conversations: African American Burial Grounds and Remembering Project
Find out how people across the country and the Tampa Bay area can counter Black cemetery erasures. Dr. Antoinette Jackson, USF professor, chair of USF’s Department of Anthropology and founder of the Black Cemetery Network, leads this important Florida Conversations from the History Center’s TECO Hall.