Looking Back to Move Forward

A History of Civil Rights and Social Change in Pinellas County


Building an Equity Movement

Today’s social change advocates can learn a great deal from stories about people who have previously stood together to challenge the status quo and fight for equity. Far from an exhaustive account of Pinellas County’s history, this overview is an evolving project that serves as an entry point for education, understanding, and further exploration.

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Memories from the Gas Plant & Laurel Park Neighborhoods

Hundreds of Black families, businesses, churches, and community spaces were displaced or destroyed by the construction of Tropicana Field. Former residents of the Gas Plant and Laurel Park neighborhoods and their descendents share memories of a safe, supportive, and thriving community and the lasting impact of its demolition.

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