Florida's African-American History Bibliography
This bibliography lists some of the published works held by the State Library regarding African-American history in Florida.
Books and Resource Guides
Baptist, Edward E. Creating an Old South: Middle Florida’s Plantation Frontier before the Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Bartley, Abel A. Keeping the Faith: Race, Politics, and Social Development in Jacksonville, Florida, 1940-1970. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.
Brown, Canter. Florida’s Black Public Officials, 1867-1924. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998.
Clemons, Mae O. Florida’s Forgotten Legacy: Segregated Black Secondary Schools. Tallahassee: Mae O. Clemons, 2006.
Colburn, David R. The African American Heritage of Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995.
Colburn, David R. Racial Change and Community Crisis: St. Augustine, Florida, 1877-1980. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1991.
Davis, Edward D. A Half Century of Struggle for Freedom in Florida. Orlando: Drake's Publishing, 1981.
Deagan, Kathleen A. Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995.
Federal Writers’ Project. Florida Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in Florida from Interviews with Former Slaves. Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 2006.
Gaske, Frederick. Florida Black Heritage Trail. Tallahassee: Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, 2007.
Jackson, David H. Go Sound the Trumpet: Selections in Florida’s African American History. Tampa: University of Tampa Press, 2005.
Landers, Jane. Black Society in Spanish Florida. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Lavender, Abraham D. Black Communities in Transition: Voices from South Florida. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1996.
McCarthy, Kevin M. African American Sites in Florida. Sarasota: Pineapple Press, 2007.
McDonogh, Gary W. The Florida Negro: A Federal Writers’ Project Legacy. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1993.
Ortiz, Paul. Emancipation Betrayed: the Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida From Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
Richardson, Joe Martin. African Americans in the Reconstruction of Florida, 1865-1877. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2008.
Wagner, Jodie R. The Long Journey Home: a Survey of Florida’s Fugitive Slaves in the Pre-Civil War Era.Master’s Thesis, Florida State University, 1995.
Warren, Dan R. If it Takes All Summer: Martin Luther King, the KKK, and States' Rights in St. Augustine, 1964. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2008.
Williams, Randall. No Man's Yoke on My Shoulders: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Florida. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, 2006.
Winsboro, Irvin D. S. Florida's Freedom Struggle: the Black Experience from Colonial Time to the New Millennium. Cocoa, FL: Florida Historical Society Press, 2010.
Winsboro, Irvin D. S. Old South, New South, or Down South? Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2009.
The Black Experience: A Guide to Afro-American Resources in the Florida State Archives. Tallahassee: Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Bureau of Archives and Records Management, 1988.
Selected articles of interest
Brown, Canter. “Race Relations in Territorial Florida, 1821-1845.” Florida Historical Quarterly 73, no. 3 (1995): 287-307.
Danese, Tracy E. “Disenfranchisement, Women’s Suffrage and the Failure of the Grandfather Clause.” Florida Historical Quarterly 74, no.2 (1995): 117-131.
Klos, George. “Blacks and the Seminole Removal Debate, 1821-1835.”Florida Historical Quarterly 68, no.1 (1989): 55-78.
Rivers, Larry E. and Canter Brown Jr. “African Americans in South Florida: A Home and a Haven for Reconstruction-Era Leaders.”Tequesta 1, no. 56 (1996): 5-23.
Solomon, Irvin D. and Grace Erhart. “Race and Civil War in South Florida.” Florida Historical Quarterly 77, no. 3 (1999): 320-341.
This bibliography is not an exhaustive listing of published works related to Florida African-American History. For more references, please consult the bibliographic listings of the suggested books and your local public library.