The mission of the John G. Riley Foundation, Inc. is to preserve the Riley House and other historic African-American landmarks across the state of Florida.
2nd Infantry Regiment United State Colored Troops Living History Association
The 2nd Infantry Regiment United State Colored Troops Living History Association was established in partnership with the John G. Riley Center and Museum of African American History and Culture and the Natural Bridge Historical Society to represent the 2nd and 99th Regiments of the United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.) who fought at the Battle of Natural Bridge. The story of these brave soldiers and the civilians that supported them had gone untold for more than the 33 years of reenacting the Battle of Natural Bridge. The participation of the Association assures a more authentic and accurate account of the battle as it occurred on March 6, 1865. Since its inception in February 2010, the Association has expanded its role to include year-round educational, cultural and historical programming. Our membership reflects men, women and children, from various walks of life who have come together to promote the African-American perspective of the Civil War.
Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN)
The Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN) is a professional association organized in 2001 by the John Gilmore Riley Center Museum.
FAAHPN serves as an informational and technical assistance resource in response to a growing interest in preserving Florida’s African American culture, that of the African Diaspora and that of other related ethnically diverse historic resources globally.
The Florida Black Heritage Trail Guide is a publication produced by FAAHPN that details a microcosm of African American landmarks and legacies that exist in various locations throughout the state of Florida. Though much of Florida’s African American History has been lost, this publication demonstrates a growing interest in documenting and preserving all that remains.
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