John Gilmore Riley House and Museum
The John Gilmore Riley House and Museum honors the life of its namesake, John G. Riley, who was born into slavery but died a free man.
African American Education in Leon County, Florida: Emancipation Through Desegregation, 1863-Click the link below for more information about this book
Hidden Sagas: Stories of Florida’s African American Experience-Click the link below for more information about this book
Backstory and Context
The museum also preserves and shares the history of Native Americans and the unique connection between Native tribes and people of African descent between the colonial period and the early 1800s. The house itself was built in the 1890s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Monroe, Elizabeth. "Riley, John Gilmore, House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. August 1, 1978. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/7a19d4a8-b0d8-431b-b362-e863c6f0547f.