In partnership with the University of Florida’s Museum Studies Program, the Alachua County Community Remembrance Project (ACCRP) is pleased to announce the Alachua County Digital Black Heritage Trail Map and website
The Digital Black Heritage Trail Map includes 140 community-identified places of significance. It can be viewed independently or by visiting the Alachua County Truth & Reconciliation website.
A print run of approximately 1,600 maps are available for free County-wide distribution. Maps can be picked up at the front desk of the County Commission Office on the second floor of the County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville). A QR code on the map directs users to the updated website.
The Alachua County Digital Black Heritage Trail Map and website highlight the Black community's cultural significance to counter the systematic century-long effort to erase black culture beginning during the Jim Crow era. Demonstrating the importance of Black place-making and institution-building, the map reflects the intergenerational memories of Black culture. With over 140 historical places of significance already identified during phase one of the project, the trail celebrates the resilience of the County’s Black communities. The University of Florida’s Graduate Program in Museum Studies is designing and installing a permanent exhibition in the Alachua County Administration Building in honor of local victims of racial terror and lynching later this spring.
The ACCRP is a grassroots community organization dedicated to educating the community about the history of racial violence during the Jim Crow era and its legacies in the persistent racial disparities faced in Alachua County today.