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Muslim Migration The growth of the Muslim population in the United States following many of the contemporary politics of the post-war world. The second half of the 20th century saw a rise in the migration of African and Asian people to the United…

What is ISTABA? The Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area is a Muslim community organization in Temple Terrace that serves the greater Tampa Bay Community. Founded in 1973, the center began as a community masjid, a place for Muslims to worship and gather…

Doyle Elam Carlton was born on the sixth of July in 1885, west of what is now known as Wauchula, Florida, to Albert Carlton and Martha McEwen Carlton. Even though the majority of references cite the same day in 1887 as his birthday, his father…

The Floridan Palace, formerly known as the Floridan Hotel, started construction in 1926 and officially opened the next year, the height of what is referred to as the “Roaring Twenties”. After the First World I, the early 1920s saw Florida’s…

Dunedin Municipal Cemetery was begun in 1871 when Mr. Bartemus Brown donated approximately 10 acres of land near the shore of Jerry Lake for a church and cemetery. The Reverend Joseph Brown had arrived in Jonesboro, as Dunedin was originally called,…

Dobyville was one of the first African American communities located in the Tampa Bay in the 1900’s. Segregation was present during the birth of this community and Dobyville provided a haven for African Americans to call home after a long day’s work.…

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Tampa Historical is an interactive web exhibit created by students and faculty in the history department at the University of South Florida. USF history students designed, researched, and wrote all of the stories on this site. The map-based interface allows users to browse sites of historical interest or enjoy a series of curated tours of Tampa history.This site is powered by Omeka + Curatescape, a humanities-centered web and mobile framework. Read more About Us