Our Mission & Vision

The Commissioner of Education’s African American History Task Force is an advocate for Florida’s school districts, teacher education training centers, and the community at large, in implementing the teaching of the history of African peoples and the contributions of African Americans to society. The Task Force works to ensure awareness of the requirements, identify and recommend needed state education leadership action, assist in adoption of instructional materials by the state, and build supporting partnerships.


2022 Summer Institute Videos


The Black Archives Research Center

Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum. This is a photograph of Carnegie Library located on the historic campus of Florida A&M

Jack Hadley Black History Museum.com – Thomasville

James “Jack” Hadley, a native of Thomasville, was born out at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomas County in 1936 to the late Dennis and Rosetta James Hadley, …

John G. Riley House & Museum – Tallahassee, FL

The John G. Riley Center/Museum is a historical and cultural gem that sits at the bottom of a hill in downtown Tallahassee, at the corner of Meridian and Jefferson Streets.