Black History Month in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County has a rich history of black leadership, communities, and accomplishments. African-Americans make up almost 18 percent of the County’s population, and their influence is apparent in government, culture, education, the judicial system, health care, the media, and athletics, among other areas. Here’s a sampling of some standout people, places, and landmark occurrences.

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Harvey Park

Legacies of Leadership

February 18, 2019
During Black History Month in February, we consider a few of the many effective African-American...
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Faces Behind the Places: Lee Roy Selmon Expressway

April 26, 2018
Hillsborough County is full of inspiring, iconic, and interesting places and events, and there are...
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Princess Smith Finger Painting, Miah 2013

Celebrate African-American Culture with a Free County Art Tour

January 18, 2019
Hillsborough County's Public Art Program helps to display the regions' cultural and artistic...
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Blanche Armwood

Faces behind the Places: Armwood High School

November 15, 2018
Hillsborough County is full of inspiring, iconic, and interesting places, and there are remarkable...
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Arthenia Joyner Library

Library Named for Leader Who Broke Gender, Racial Barriers

March 30, 2018
Arthenia Joyner, namesake of a new branch library in the University Area, recalls her mother...
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Martin Luther King Memorial

In '61 Visit to Hillsborough County, MLK Jr. Cited "New Order"

January 17, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Hillsborough County almost 68 years ago to speak at an NAACP rally...
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Faces Behind the Places: George E. Edgecomb Courthouse

September 20, 2018
Hillsborough County is full of inspiring, iconic, and interesting places, and there are remarkable...
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Ceremony, Marker Celebrate Civil Rights-era Sit-In

March 15, 2018
Clarence Fort will be at the long-closed F.W. Woolworth store in downtown Tampa on Saturday, Feb....
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Faces behind the Places: C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library

May 28, 2019
Hillsborough County is full of inspiring, iconic, and interesting places, and there are remarkable...
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E.L. Bing Sports Complex and Bing Elementary School

February 5, 2020
Hillsborough County is full of inspiring, iconic, and interesting places, and there are remarkable...