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The Odd Fellows Hall on Charles Street in Coconut Grove. The building, constructed in the late 1800s, was the center of social life in the Black Grove at the turn of the century.
 

 
The entire Black community of Coconut Grove, circa mid-1800s. Most of the Blacks were brought to the Grove to work at the Peacock Inn. Note the Bahamian influence on dress.

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John Sewell's "Black Artillery". Sewell so designated his hand-picked laborers, referring to the fact that he could depend on them to support Flagler's interests at the ballot box if he needed their votes. Of the 367 men who voted to establish the City of Miami, 162 were Black.
 


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