1101 Marshall Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
P.O. Box 5785
Clearwater, FL 33758
Sandra W. Rooks, Executive Director
Lovetta Williams, Administrative Assistant
Randy Lightfoot, Board President
The Museum serves as a repository of historical and cultural information and physical artifacts primarily relating to African Americans in Pinellas County, Florida. We also sponsor several unique events each year including the following:
- Toast To The Legends - is an annual event which honors and recognizes pioneer African American families. Family members provide those attending with a display of family artifacts and an oral account of the family's contributions.
- Children’s Magical Village - consists of entertaining workshops coupled with educational information on traditional African culture. Students from several Pinellas County Schools meet on the last Friday of each February at Pinewood Cultural Park, Largo, to attend the "Florida African American Heritage Celebration," sponsored by the Pinellas County African American History Museum.
Located in a building that once served as a school for African American children, Curtis Elementary School, the museum is located in Clearwater, Florida. The museum was the brainchild of Sandra Rooks and Randy Lightfoot, two Pinellas County educators. Incorporated in April 2000, the two thought of the idea when they were teaching a summer class in African American history at a local high school.
Photos, School Yearbooks, Church Programs, Historical Pieces
Magazines, Audio and Video Tapes, CD's, DVD"s, Albums, Books, Magazines and Newspaper Clippings portraying the African American Experience
Lectures, Gallery Tours, Teacher Workshops, After-school Reading Program.
The Triumphs and Tribulations of African Americans in Pinellas County, Florida
Gallery of African American Leadership
Creative Quilt Exhibition (on loan from Quilting Sisters of Color II)
A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a 9 member board of directors.
Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members
Appointment required: Yes
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