Pleasant City, West Palm Beach, Florida (Black America Series)

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Pleasant City, a neighborhood of West Palm Beach, Florida, is the oldest African-American community in Palm Beach County. The first black settlers came to a place called the Styx—later owned by white millionaires who then rented their backyards to black workers—to work on the railroad and Henry Flagler's hotel and mansion. Forced out when the land became valuable, the blacks purchased land and settled Pleasant City. Pleasant City was marketed as a "High Class Colored Subdivision" in 1913, and many of the pioneers...

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Overview

Pleasant City, a neighborhood of West Palm Beach, Florida, is the oldest African-American community in Palm Beach County. The first black settlers came to a place called the Styx—later owned by white millionaires who then rented their backyards to black workers—to work on the railroad and Henry Flagler's hotel and mansion. Forced out when the land became valuable, the blacks purchased land and settled Pleasant City. Pleasant City was marketed as a "High Class Colored Subdivision" in 1913, and many of the pioneers still have descendants in the area today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738517582
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/20/2005
  • Series: Black America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Everee Jimerson Clarke is the founder and president of the Pleasant City Family Reunion Committee, Inc., and Heritage Gallery. Clarke shares her love of the Pleasant City community, its founders, and its descendants with this poignant collection of images and stories.

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