Take the Florida Black History Challenge

Think you know something about black history in Florida. Well, take this quiz, and let’s see what you’ve got under the cap. It’s only 10 questions, and the chance to learn more.  — Douglas C. Lyons, founder of www.blackinfla.com.   1.) Name the first black man to step foot on Florida soil? a.)  Juan Carolos […]

Florida’s ‘Grown Folks’ Black History Tour

  Second in a series of Florida “Black” Historic Marker Destinations CRESCENT CITY — Take the turn off US Highway 17  onto Eucalyptus Ave. and open the door to a glimpse of old Florida. A mix of modest wood-frame and brick houses dot the small lots in this black neighborhood, where strangers still get a […]

Let’s Do a Better Job Cherishing Florida’s Black History

  By Douglas C. Lyons I consider myself one of the fortunate ones. I had the chance to celebrate my very own Black History Month moment this February. I wish others could have that same experience. My aunt, Juanita Lark, was the first black graduate of Goshen College, and the school decided to honor her […]