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Florida's Black History

1917 photo of S. Augustus Aikens and friend in their WWI uniforms

This bibliography lists some of the published works in the State Library on African-American heritage in Florida.

Materials are generally available through interlibrary loan from the circulating collection of the State Library. 

Links within the bibliographies take you to information in our State Library catalog or to more information on external sites.


CORE members during sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter in Tallahassee.

Articles of interest 

This bibliography is not an exhaustive listing of published works related to Florida African-American History. For more references, please consult the bibliographic listings of the suggested books and your local public library.

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.