Reactivating the Tropicana Field Site – On the Threshold of St Petersburg’s History, Culture and Memory.
Please join author Sarah-Jane Vatelot as well as other great guest speakers for the launch of ‘Where Have All the Mangoes Gone.’ Presented by St. Petersburg Press in partnership with the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, and Florida Holocaust Museum.
Proceeds from book sales will be used to support the African American Heritage Trail.
About the Author:
Sarah has been working in the field of architecture for 12 years and has recently landed her dream job as an Architectural Designer at Behar Peteranecz Architecture in the Warehouse Arts District. She has a passion for architecture and its ability to participate in and positively affect social change. Sarah has called St Pete home for 22 years and looks forward to playing a role in St Pete’s urban growth and development. She received her Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida in 2007 and her Master’s in Architecture from the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design in 2019.
More about The African American Heritage Trail of St. Petersburg
The African American Heritage Trails in St. Petersburg, Florida, are walking tours of 19 markers that provide details about the history and influence of the African American community in St. Petersburg. The story begins with the pioneers and the arrival of the first African Americans in 1868 and weaves through the civil rights era ending in 1968.
The African-American Heritage Project identified people and places significant to African-American history in St. Petersburg and included businesses, churches, schools, social clubs, cemeteries, houses, and recreation areas. Although there is an emphasis on existing properties, some important places that were demolished are also identified. Both trails begin at the Carter G. Woodson Museum at 2240 9th Ave South.