The Black History Society has officially kicked off a capital campaign to raise $22 million for a Black Culture Center at Clemente Park in Dunbar.
As part of the City of Fort Myers’ comprehensive plan for the park, residents have expressed the need for the construction of a Black Cultural Center in the urban green space available.
“We envision this as a state-of-the-art cultural center, that will be a place for both blacks and non-blacks to come and experience and learn about African American history, art and culture. By bringing awareness to our African American culture, we hope to build a stronger community and a better relationship with others,” said Teresa Watkins Brown, Fort Myers City Councilmember, Ward 1.
The project kicked off their campaign with Watkins Brown, a Fort Myers City Councilmember, donating $25,000.