A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt community organization
The late Isa Hamm Bryant, FBHRP, Inc.’s, Founder,  is photographed leaning against his favorite Live Oak tree in Riverbend Park.
Photo by Paul Manomaitas

Bringing History to Life  

  The Florida Black Historical Research Project, Inc. (FBHRP) was founded in 1996 as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

FBHRP’s Mission is to research, collect, and disseminate Knowledge of significant contributions Blacks have made in the State of Florida.

FBHBP provides the general public with previously hidden or forgotten facts about Florida’s Black history, including early African arrivals, Black pirates, the mound builders, Southern Underground Railroad routes, Seminole Maroons and the Seminole Wars, particularly the 1838 Loxahatchee Battlefield in northern Palm Beach County.

Most notably, FBHRP has established, and continues to maintain vital links to the Black Seminole communities of Oklahoma, descendants of Trail of Tears survivors expelled from Florida.

FBHRP conducts and encourages research, organizes presentations, and produces displays and publications, including “We R Florida,” the popular brief history by FBHRP founder, the late Isa Hamm Bryant, who pioneered the effort to bring these important stories to light.



Lorenzo Hamm
President & Executive Director
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