From the town market where slaves were bought and sold to the streets where freedom riders marched, Saint Augustine has played a vital role in our nation's black history.

Visit the oldest city in the United States for a unique and enriching journey through the history and culture of African-Americans in Saint Augustine, Florida.

In the words of Civil Rights Leader Andrew Young:

"For decades, millions upon millions of Florida tourists have visited St. Augustine, which is celebrated as America's oldest city and known for its vital role the nation's history, yet almost all those people have come and gone without hearing a word about the area's rich African American heritage. " Read the full letter →

Ray Charles

BHX's Person of the Week: Ray Charles

Did you know? The legendary singer Ray Charles went to school here in St. Augustine. Ray attended Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, formerly named The Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb, after becoming blind during his youth.

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