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The Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum collects and preserves African American history and culture in the Southeastern United States to support research and public education.
In 1971, the Florida Legislature mandated the creation of a repository to “serve the state by collecting and preserving source material on and about African Americans from ancient to present times.” This mandate gave birth to what would later become the Black Archives. Delve into our history, heritage and the visionaries who laid the foundation for the creation of the Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum.
The Meek-Eaton Black Archives is one of the premier research centers on African American history in the Southeastern region.
Facilities & Rental Requests
Explore Our FacilitiesThe Black Archives comprises three facilities: the Carnegie Library, Union Bank, and Expansion Facility, all available for renting purposes, including meetings, receptions, workshops, and more.
Explore Our CollectionsWe have an impressive holding of manuscripts, rare books, journals, magazines, maps, newspapers, and photographs, some of which are unique resources that are not available at other research facilities.
MEBA News & Publications
Explore our PublicationsMEBA Making Headlines: Explore the buzz, recognition, and acclaim our archives have garnered in the media and various publications.
Research & Reference Request
Conduct Your ResearchThe Black Archives houses more than 500,000 individual archival records that are cataloged and available for public use.
Take a Tour
Plan Your VisitThe museum component of the Meek-Eaton Black Archives is open to the public Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.