Reid helped set up Sarasota’s first black community in Overtown. The house would be the first home for the Sarasota African American Art Center and History Museum.

This Friday, the historic Leonard Reid House, home to one of Sarasota’s early black pioneers will be moving to a new location to become a museum.

Reid helped set up Sarasota’s first African American community in Overtown.

The City of Sarasota community has anticipated the move for a few years. The historic house will be moved from its current location on 7th Street in the Rosemary District to a city-owned lot at the corner of North Orange Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Way in Newtown.

Click here to read the full article written by Adaure Achumba and published by WTSB Tampa Bay 10.

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