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Heritage Days features two Florida Black Heritage sites

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on November 12, 2019

The Florida Black Heritage Trail is a guidebook to African American landmarks and legacies throughout the state. Two of those sites are located in Floral City and are the only sites listed in Citrus County. Both sites will be open to all visitors for guided tours during the 2019 Heritage Days events on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church guided tours will be at 11 am Saturday morning and 1 pm on Saturday afternoon, but the site will be open to visitors throughout the day.

Heritage Day docents Melissa Thomas and Jennifer Clark will meet visitors at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 8200 E. Magnolia St, Floral City, to introduce visitors to the historical significance of that site. Visitors will be introduced to traditional spirituals as they make their way in procession to the cemetery site. 

Floral City Community Cemetery (Frazier/Williams Cemetery)

Bubba McKinnon will be the docent at the Floral City Community Cemetery (Frazier/Williams Cemetery) that is listed on the Black Heritage Trail as one of the earliest segregated cemeteries for Black Americans in Florida. He will be telling the stories of some of the citizens interred there. 

Copies of the newly printed Florida Black Heritage Trail booklet have been made available for visitors to both sites by the Florida Department of State.

Guided tours of the Florida Black Heritage sites featured in Floral City Heritage Days will begin at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 11 am and 1 pm on December 7.

Florida Black Heritage sites at Floral City Heritage Days

Celebrate the first opening of these sites for the Floral City Annual Heritage Days events on December 7, 2019. There is no charge to attend Heritage Days events, and no entry charge to visit the designated historical sites.