Arthur S. Evans and David Lee, Pearl City: A Black Community Remembers (Boca Raton: Florida Atlantic University Press, 1990).

Eugene F Provenzo, Jr.


The history of blacks in Southern Florida-particularly urban blacks-has been a largely neglected subject. Rich archival sources often found in other parts of the country tend not to be preserved in Southern Florida. Several explanations for this situation can be found, including the relatively recent settlement of the region, poor preservation methods exacerbated by a harsh climate, and discriminatory practices, that have placed a low priority on the collection and preservation of Afro-American historical material.

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