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Bringing People Together In Celebration of Black History

Museum Hours

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 AIN’T NO LIMITS. The newest exhibit at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is a reciprocal ekphrastic style of exhibition pairing 4 artist with 4 writers. This exhibition contains new and original visual art and written word that depicts and describes our need for more rest, more freedom, more pleasure. Join us for the opening reception and enjoy wine and light bites. The event is free, but please RSVP.

BOOK A GUIDED TOUR – (561) 279-8883

These pictures depict the thriving establishments in Delray Beach’s “colored town” between the 1900s and the 1950s.

Emma Reynolds, a Bahamian Immigrant, was a property owner with Shotgun-styled homes for rent, south of Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach
The Hot Dog Hovel was operated by Mrs. Lydia McCray (behind the counter). Also pictured (l to r) is Blanche Hearst Edmonds, Frank Monroe and Leonard Muse
Mansfield’s Grocery Store was operated by Oscar Mansfield, north of Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach
Oscar Mansfield
Roberts Cafe was operated by Ted Jones
Nathan Variance is pictured behind the bar of his family establishment, originally named The Lavender Room, later renamed Tobacco Road

City Tours and Step-On City Tours are available.

Bringing People Together In Celebration of Black History


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