Black History - Introduction

This website is dedicated to the rich black history of the City of Boynton Beach. By exploring the interactive map, users will be able to find information on the people and properties located within the traditionally black area located between E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to the south, the C. Stanley Weaver Canal to the north, I-95 to the west, and the FEC Railroad tracks to the east.

The interactive map uses the year 1958 as the base year as the earliest City Directory dates to this year, we have aerial photographs dating to that period, and Wells Avenue and the surrounding area were becoming developed at that time.

This website is a work in progress. The included information only scratches the surface of the contributions made to the city by black residents. If you have any information or photographs you would like added to the website, please contact the Historic Preservation Planner at (561) 742-6260.

We would like to thank the following people as this website would not have been possible without their generous help and contributions: Mr. Anthony Adams, Dr. Martha Meeks Light, Brother Victor D. Norfus, Minister Bernard Wright. We would also like to thank Angelica Sanchez-Luque for providing the 3D building models.

This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources and the State of Florida.

These photos are the property of Anthony Adams and may not be copied or re-used without his permission.

10th Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)10th Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)

House on NE 11th Ave.House on NE 11th Ave.

Next to Adams' Barber Shop on NE 10th Ave.Next to Adams' Barber Shop on NE 10th Ave.

Vacant Lot Next to the Club Continental on NE 10th Ave.Vacant Lot Next to the Club Continental on NE 10th Ave.