Carnegie Library and the Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives, Florida A&M
Located in the historic Carnegie Library of Florida A&M and founded in 1976, the Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum is an important repository for African American history. The archive contains over 500,000 individual records and over 5,000 artifacts as well as a small museum with exhibits that focus on African American history in Florida.
Backstory and Context
The Center was named in honor of veteran Florida legislator, retired U.S. Congresswoman and FAMU graduate, Carrie P. Meek (b. 1926), and Dr. James Eaton (1930-2004), who founded and served as the Center's first director.
Monroe, Elizabeth. "Carnegie Library." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. November 17, 1978. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/6171fb97-1b1c-4dff-a2cd-ff243baeae7c.
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