Tour Spady Museum
Bringing People Together In Celebration of Black History
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm
Black people arrived in Delray Beach to settle and build their family legacies in the late 1800s. They migrated to this area from the Bahamas and from North Florida and the coastal communities of the Carolinas and Georgia and similar areas.
In the deeply segregated south where Jim Crow laws were in force, entrepreneurship was a necessary part of survival for black people. Delray Beach had a strong and thriving “colored town” since it’s birth.
Visit the Spady Museum to learn about (IN)VISIBLE. The newest exhibit at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum invites guests to see a section of the population that oftentimes feels unseen. In “(in)visible: Nepantla,” Black women and women of color are placed in the forefront of the viewer’s gaze, so they can be fully recognized.
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These pictures depict the thriving establishments in Delray Beach’s “colored town” between the 1900s and the 1950s.
City Tours and Step-On City Tours are available.