Tallahassee branch of the NAACP moving to historic black town

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It was appropriate that the NAACP's 29th annual Freedom Fund & Awards Banquet include a talk about Frenchtown.

Local historian Ann Roberts spoke of the history of the community that started in the 1700s as a 6-by-6-mile stretch of land that developed into a prominent black enclave, full of thriving business up until the end of segregation.

Later, the area became a magnet for crime, drugs and prostitution.

But don't despair, Roberts said. “The best is yet to come."

Frenchtown is the future home for the headquarters of the Tallahassee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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