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Perry Harvey Park opens in Tampa

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In virtually perfect weather conditions for Florida in early April – low 70’s, cloudy, with little humidity, the city of Tampa had a bigtime celebration on Sunday afternoon for the official unveiling of Perry Harvey Sr. Park. Perry Harvey Sr. was the leader of the local longshoremen’s union for over 30 years, and worked to win higher wages for dockworkers. He also helped develop apartments to provide better living options for African-Americans in Tampa. The impressive park is filled with…

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Join St. Pete Preservation for a walking tour of the ‘Deuces’

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Hear the history of 22nd Street South, the vibrant, cultural main street of St. Petersburg’s Afro-American community during the segregation era. The tour, lasting approximately two hours, will be led by lifelong resident James Oliver, community historian Minson Rubin, and Jon Wilson, a retired St. Petersburg Times journalist who has co-authored two books on the city’s African-American history. See the renovated Manhattan Casion known as the home of “happy feet” and which featured entertainment giants Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Duke…

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Join St. Pete Preservation for a walking tour of the ‘Deuces’

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Hear the history of 22nd Street South, the vibrant, cultural main street of St. Petersburg’s Afro-American community during the segregation era. The tour, lasting approximately two hours, will be led by lifelong resident James Oliver, community historian Minson Rubin, and Jon Wilson, a retired St. Petersburg Times journalist who has co-authored two books on the city’s African-American history. See the renovated Manhattan Casion known as the home of “happy feet” and which featured entertainment giants Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Duke…

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