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Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum

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Black History in Historic Overtown District

The Black Police Precinct and Courthouse presents the history of black police officers in Miami. I... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Andrea T
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Tampa, Florida
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The history of black police force in Miami comes alive in this museum. I'm so glad they are... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2015
TravelTrooper1026
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Pflugerville, Texas
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“Authentic Florida History of Race Relations in Miami”
12 Jul 2016
“Black History in Historic Overtown District”
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This museum's mission is to acquire, preserve, display, and promote collections of a historical nature that will be of educational value to the preservation of African American history as it relates to the struggles and accomplishments of Black...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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480 NW 11th St, Miami, FL 33136-2407
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+1 305-329-2513
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This was my favorite place visited during a month-long stay in Miami this year. A newish museum in the city, located one of Miami's oldest neighborhoods, what makes this place great is the deep knowledge of the docents (all former police officers) and their passion...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

The Black Police Precinct and Courthouse presents the history of black police officers in Miami. I won't go into the details here, but you will learn about the First Five, the development of the City of Miami's Police Academy, a wall of honor for the...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2015

The history of black police force in Miami comes alive in this museum. I'm so glad they are preserving the history of this community for future generations. Although it's a small museum, the exhibits are interesting and the volunteer guides bring it all to life...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2015

The precinct built in 1949 was just for black officers as Miami was the first Southern city to allow black police officers, but kept separate from white officers. The two older guys taking care of the museum were officers there in the 1960's. Full of...More

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