Black History

The information included on this website 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) 742-6757.

We would like to thank the following people for their generous help and invaluable 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.

St. Paul AME Church of Boynton Beach

Founded on February 5, 1892 and constituted in 1900, St. Paul A.M.E. is the oldest church in the City of Boynton Beach. The first settled pastor was Rev. James P. Epperson from 1900-1902.

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Barton Memorial Park Cemetery

The Barton Memorial Park Cemetery was originally an unofficial burial place for Boynton’s African-American community. There are no records to indicate when the first burial took place and there is little evidence to indicate who exactly is buried here.

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