Photographs are the glue that bind the past and the present. Without even one word attached, they convey the history of families, communities, of nations. The photos assembled here from recent exhibitions and family collections tell important stories about St. Petersburg's African American community. You are invited to add your memories to the archive.
BLACK ST. PETERSBURG: 100 YEARS
The St. Petersburg Historical Society assembled this history, which details the major role black people have played in St. Petersburg's History since the turn of the century.
HEROES OF OUR HERITAGE: ST. PETERSBURG
This exhibit, which was on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of History & Flight One Museum, posthumously honors African Americans who in their lifetime made significant contributions to the city and enhanced the lives of black residents. A community advisory committee selected the men and women represented in this exhibition and collaborated with the museum to locate artifacts, photographs and historical information.
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES
These photos were donated by people in the community, entered into a computer and returned to them. On the Web, their family images will live as resource for years to come. If you would like to contribute your photos and other memorabilia to the archive, please contact the O.B. McLin Family Center.