Sign for the town hall in Eatonville, Florida, which claims to be the "first all-black town to be incorporated in the United States on 15 August 1887."

During the 1880s, 27 black men voted to form the little town of Eatonville. More than 100 "race colonies," as they were called, were formed in the years following the Civil War. Only about a dozen of those towns still exist. Eatonville was named after Josiah Eaton. He was the white man who sold the land for the new town. Eatonville is just six miles from downtown Orlando in Florida. (Orlando is home to Disney World, as well as many .....

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