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The Lee County Black History Society

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The Lee County Black History Society website will give you a glimpse into the African-American experience in Fort Myers, Florida located within Lee County.

Our website offers you the opportunity to view many of the historic buildings and locations through-out the historic Dunbar community.

The Lee County Black History Society, Inc., a 501C(3) organization was founded in 1994 by Janice Cass. The LCBHS, Inc. is comprised of an eleven member Board of Directors which meets on the second Tuesday of each month, the meeting is open to the public.

Ms. Cass’s objectives for establishing the LCBHS, Inc. was to provide a way for African-Americans in Lee County to recognize and celebrate Black History Month, as well as creating a Black History Museum here in Fort Myers, FL.

Black History Month, Legends Gala, Juneteenth and Holiday in the Park are events presented each year by LCBHS through their partnerships with other community-based organizations, churches and private citizens.