The African American Heritage Trail
AAHASP was created with a mission to preserve the rich history and genealogical heritage of African Americans in St. Petersburg, Florida, through research, restoration, preservation, commemoration, and education. AAHASP focuses on the cultural heritage of the neighborhoods, community leaders, and landmark businesses, and expands awareness and knowledge of Black St. Petersburg, tracing its evolution and progression from the presence of the first African American in 1868 through desegregation and into the Civil Rights Movement (1968).
The African American Heritage Association
Is the only officially recognized tour for the African American Heritage Trail, and was honored with the 2014 Historic Preservation Award for Heritage Education.
Support Our Efforts to Preserve and Share Our History
Your contribution allows us to continue our mission to preserve the rich history and genealogical heritage of African Americans in St. Petersburg, Florida, through research, restoration, preservation, commemoration, and education. We are grateful for your support.
Support the African American Heritage Association with your tax-deductible donation!
A contribution to AAHA will help us continue to provide important programs and services to the community
Tourist Town Project: The St. Petersburg Black History Preservation Drive
A few months ago, representatives from the University of South Florida’s Neighborhood News Bureau, the Tampa Bay Times, The Weekly Challenger, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum and the African American Heritage Association of St. Petersburg FL, Inc. gathered to talk about the untold stories and unacknowledged history of St. Petersburg’s African American community