06/21/2013 11:06 am ET Updated Aug 21, 2013

Early Settler Recalls Miami's Bustling Black Neighborhood Called 'Colored Town'

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

My maternal grandparents, Sam D. and Ida Ellen Roberts Johnson, were born in Harbour Island, Bahamas. It is believed that their foreparents were among the millions of black slaves forced from West Africa and sold in the West Indies.

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