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CAMPUS RETURN  

Weekly Challenger Chronology & Tampa Bay African American History Research Guide

Tampa African American History Resources

USF TAMPA CAMPUS LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

DIGITAL HERITAGE AND HUMANITIES COLLECTIONS, USF LIBRARIES (DHHC)

3D Model: Jackson Rooming House in downtown Tampa
and
Video: Jackson Rooming House in downtown Tampa
"The Jackson Rooming House in downtown Tampa, Florida is the last of an era of homes used as segregated boarding structures for African Americans before the 1965 Civil Rights Act. The Jackson house is/was located close to the thriving Black business district and nightlife areas in Tampa, and was adjacent to the Union Station. Many famous performers like Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald are said to have stayed at the house....This 3D pointcloud is from a terrestrial laser scanner and drone heritage survey project, was undertaken by the DHHC USF Libraries and the Tampa Bay History Center."

TAMPA HISTORICAL: USF STUDENT & FACULTY WEB EXHIBIT

"Dobyville: The forgotten Black Tampa community."
By Harley Sharpton.

"Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza: A Testament to Change."
By Kaley Dovale, Kent Sandow and Meghan Pommier.

"Ernest Boger: The first African-American student at USF."
By Asahi Hossain, Casey Thieryung and Chip Cox.

FLORIDA SENTINEL-BULLETIN NEWSPAPER

TAMPA-HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL RESOURCES
  


African American History & Genealogy Library
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library

Florida Sentinel Bulletin Collection
C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library

Florida History & Genealogy Library
John F. Germany Public Library

TAMPA BAY HISTORY CENTER

TAMPA BAY TIMES ARTICLES

WUSF

VIDEOS, AUDIO & ONLINE EXHIBITS

Online Exhibit: “Beaches, Benches, and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay,” Florida Holocaust Museum, 2020.
Tampa history
St. Petersburg history
Sarasota history

RELATED RESOURCES

BOOKS

Brady, Rowena Ferrell. Things Remembered: An Album of African Americans in Tampa.
Tampa: University of Tampa Press, 1997.  

Brown, Canter. African Americans on the Tampa Bay Frontier. 
Tampa: Tampa Bay History Center, 1997.

----. Genealogical Records of the African American Pioneers of Tampa and Hillsborough County.
Tampa: Tampa Bay History Center, 2000.

Mitchell, Mozella G. African American Religious History in Tampa Bay.
Tampa: National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1992.

Odom, Ersula Knox. African Americans of Tampa.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 

Saunders, Robert W., Sr. Bridging the Gap: Continuing the Florida NAACP Legacy of Harry T. Moore, 1952-1966
Tampa: University of Tampa Press, 2000.