The Lee County Black History Society website will give you a glimpse into the African-American experience in Fort Myers, Florida located within Lee County.

Our website offers you the opportunity to view many of the historic buildings and locations through-out the historic Dunbar community.


The Lee County Black History Society, Inc., a 501C(3) organization was founded in 1994 by Janice Cass. The LCBHS, Inc. is comprised of an eleven member Board of Directors which  meets on the second Tuesday of each month, the meeting is open to the public.

Ms. Cass’s objectives for establishing the LCBHS, Inc. was to provide a way for African-Americans in Lee County to recognize and celebrate Black History Month, as well as creating a Black History Museum here in Fort Myers, FL.

Black History Month, Legends Gala, Juneteenth and Holiday in the Park are  events presented each year by LCBHS through their partnerships with other community-based organizations, churches and private citizens.


The latest update to our website is the additional option of you taking a Virtual Tour of our Williams Academy Black History Museum!



2019 Scholarship recipient  

Alanood Asalieh was the 2019 Lee County Black history Society Scholarship recipient.   Alanood graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cypress Lake High School was a awarded $1,000.






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