Project Team

  • Roni Bennett, South Florida People of Color, Project Director
  • Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs, African American Research Library and Cultural Center, Project Manager

Humanities Scholars

  • Teníadé Broughton, Black Pensacola (West Florida)
  • Dr. Natalie King-Pedroso, Florida A&M University (North Central Florida)
  • Ju’Coby Pittman and Adonnica Toler, Eartha M. M. White Historial Museum (East Florida)
  • Pasha Baker, Goldsboro Museum (Central Florida)
  • Gene Tinnie, Florida Black Historical Research Project (South Florida)


  • Mary May, Historian and Researcher
  • Dr. Corey Malcom, Lead Historian, Florida Keys History Center
  • Dr. Andrea Oliver, Tallahassee Community College
  • Special Collections Division, Jacksonville Public Library