Reid’s house would be moved to a new location on Orange Avenue at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Way in Newtown early Friday morning.
The City of Sarasota joined by elected officials and community leaders gathered for a sendoff celebration for the Historic Leonard Reid House Thursday.
The house is moving to a new location on Orange Avenue at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Newtown early Friday morning. It was donated to the city by the owners and will become the first home of the Sarasota African American Cultural Center (SAACC) and History Museum.
The gathering included a symbolic ritual for prosperity and protection and a reflection on preserving the history and heritage of the city’s black community. Reid was one of the early pioneers who helped establish Overtown, Sarasota’s African American community, in an area now known as the Rosemary District.
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