The Bing Boarding House was a very prominent boarding house among the African Americans. It even accommodated the Negro Baseball League teams as well as players such as Satchel Paige. The hotel's location is in a district called the Laura Street area which was a street that allowed African Americans but they weren't allowed on Main Street. It ideally was a business district for African Americans. A lot of historic buildings remain on Laura Street today.
Since 1975, Ms. Bing handed down the home to several close family members upon her death. It has been very important to restore the location to properly promote and provide African American history. In 2011, the museum was able to reopen its doors to the public after a major restoration that took nearly ten years.
Today The Bing Rooming House now is operated as a museum to celebrate Plant City's victory over segregation. The museum is dedicated to collecting as well as preserving the history of African American culture and lifestyle during this period. The museum has also included nearby residents in becoming part of their history. They interviewed residents of the area that have first hand look into the segregation struggles they faced. Inside the museum you will find displays of artifacts, storyboards, and written documents that all tell the story of segregation and are all parts of proud heritage.