Historic Sistrunk Neighborhood Profiled In A Ft. Lauderdale Exhibit


Photo journalist David Agudelo shows off the exhibit “The Porch Is The Tree Is The Watering Hole” that looks at Fort Lauderdale’s historic Sistrunk neighborhood. Presented at the African-American Research Library through May.

CBS 4 has begun the celebration of Black history with a series of special reports beginning with Agudelo's exhibit.

Situated in Fort Lauderdale’s Northwest District Area, Historic Sistrunk is a community comprised of working families, small businesses, historic churches and landmarks. The neighborhood located near most of the area’s major roadways, including the central bus terminal, Sun Trolley, the Tri-Rail commuter line and the Brightline / Virgin Trains express rail line.

Sistrunk Boulevard, is named in honor of pioneering Black physician, Dr. James Franklin Sistrunk the founder of Provident Hospital, Broward County’s first Black hospital.

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