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Welcome to The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Incorporated!

Explore our rich archival resources and delve into the vibrant history of Black South Florida. Discover upcoming events, archival projects and rental opportunities at the renowned Historic Lyric Theater, the Crown of Overtown!

Upcoming Events at BAHLT

Friday, July 5

Sunshine Jazz Organization: 1st Fridays at the Lyric

Join us for our monthly night of live jazz music on the iconic stage of the Historic Lyric Theater with Sunshine Jazz Organization presents 1st Fridays at the Lyric.

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Exhibit Spotlight:

On the Ban Wagon | The Power of the Pen

Embark on a journey through African American history with our "On The Ban Wagon" Art Exhibition, exploring banned books that have shaped our cultural landscape. In addition to this exclusive experience, anticipate an array of celebrations throughout the year, from Women's History Month to Pride Month, Juneteenth, Hispanic Heritage Month, Banned Book Week, Art Basel, and more. Join us for an enriching experience! Exhibition hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 12pm-5pm. Exclusive visits by RSVP only. Groups or individual parties welcomed.

Featured Collection:

The Miami Times Newspaper Collection

The Miami Times is South Florida's African-American newspaper. The paper was established in 1923 by a Bahamian immigrant, Henry E. Sigismund Reeves.

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