Black Community of Coconut Grove


1.  Community Portrait

This photograph of the Black Community of Coconut Grove is a rare instance of historical documentation. Many of the inhabitants of Coconut Grove were Bahamian settlers who shared their practical knowledge of life in the tropics with the new pioneers from the north.

2.  Coconut Grove Negro District Map

Official segregation was not apparent within the 19th century community of Coconut Grove. This later map from the City of Miami's Planning Board depicts the institutional race-based demarcations that came with the region's "development."