In 1971, the Florida Legislature mandated the creation
of a repository to “serve the state by collecting and preserving
source material on and about African Americans from ancient to present
times.” This mandate gave birth to what would later become the Black
Archives, Research Center and Museum. The center was founded by Florida
A&M University history professor, Dr. James N. Eaton in 1976, and
officially opened in historic Carnegie Library on FAMU’s campus.
Since this time, the Black Archives has served as an informational resource
for individuals of various ages, ethnicities, and interests. By functioning
both as a repository for archival records and a museum for historical
regalia, the center continues to render academic support to educational
institutions, civic, political, religious and social groups, as well as,
public and private businesses throughout Florida and the nation.
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