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Black History Month: Taking a look at Williams Academy

Posted: 11:10 AM, Feb 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 11:10:18-05

The Williams Academy Black History Museum building is the remnant of a 1942 addition to the original 1913 Williams Academy. This academy was the first government- funded school for black students in Fort Myers.

Now, the museum preserves the history and culture of black people within Lee County and has become a great source of pride for the community.