It began its growth in the year of nineteen seventy-seven in an area known as Holland Pines, which is located in the eastern portion of Tampa, Florida. At the mere age of nineteen and sharing a duplex with my to be first wife and mother of my son. At the time Earth, Wind & Fire, The O’Jays, The Temptations, LTD & The Emotions to name a few were the top Rhythm & Blues act of the seventies. Though I was and still to this day is an avid Temptations Fan, it must be noted for those of us who were young and getting our Soul Train groove on at the time, The Emotions had hit it big with their smash: “BEST OF MY LOVE” and “DON’T ASK MY NEIGHBORS” off of their Grammy Award Album, “REJOICE.” It was discovered years later that after all that time I had held on to not the album, but the Cassette (Yes Cassette)!

That cassette and many items collected through the years would wound up being a portion of historical items that would play a major role in the beginning of what is known today as a gift.

Correct a “gift!”

 “THE DLD TRAVELING BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM” definitely made its mark since the inception back in the year Twenty-Ten. No, it is not as elaborate, huge, in demand or located in a brick and mortar. It is a mobile museum and upon request it is loaded in a vehicle and driven to the customers site of business. That business can consist of an educational institution, i.e., Public School (Elementary, Middle, High), Charter, and Private. Community Colleges & Universities as well as Churches, Youth Camps, Parks and Recreation, Prisons & Business who may be interested in viewing Black History from The DLD Collection.

What’s in the DLDTBHM?

Must be honest in this museum one should not be expected to see African Busts or chains, water fountains, figures in a marching position, images of riots or campaigns of black protest through the years. What will be seen is Display Boards that were put together professionally starting in 1996 with some being design as late as 2022. On these display boards are the likes of some who’s most esteemed and pioneer Black figures that we look upon as innovators, inventors, doctors, entertainers, sport stars, recording artists, rappers, authors, scientists, politicians, clergymen, and activists, all who have made a difference, stood up for our rights, open doors and made a serious lifelong impact, though a few may no longer be among us in this life.

There are the images and pictures of change makers such as Frederick Douglass and his rise from slavery to abolitionist and his fight for freedom for blacks & women of this America. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & his pilgrimage of Non-Violence. There is Malcolm X, Colin Powell, Adam Clayton Powell, Shirley Chisholm, Ernest Just, Michael Jordan, Doug Williams, Joe Louis, Jack Johnson, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Barry Sanders, Julius Erving, Kobe Bryant, Mike Tyson, Serena Williams, Arthur Ashe, The Temptations, James Brown, Whiney Houston, Michael Jackson & The Jackson Five, The Emotions, LTD, Jeffry Osborne, Heatwave, New Edition, Run DMC, Curtis Blow, Rick Ross, Whodini, M.C. Hammer, Salt & Pepper, Queen Latifah, TLC, LL Cool J, Sidney Poitier, Hattie McDaniel, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Clarence Williams, III, Ruby Dee, Greg Morris, Idris Elba. Also in this one-of-a-kind showcase is Eight Track Tapes, Albums, Forty-fives, Cassettes, and oh yea Books by some of our great respected authors who have written best sellers. Best Sellers written years ago are to this day being read by today’s generation of not just black youth, but a cross section of this society!

Why request, order, and Book the “DLD TRAVELING BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM” to your city, your establishment, your school or university, your church, your youth centers, your prisons? This is definitely one of kind, Educational, with Knowledge just waiting to leap right out at you. Many have walked away with chatter that has enthused and heighten the awareness of a very important time in our life that has past on. Past on only to be showcase once more for eager Black History Minded and those wanting to keep our history alive at any cause!

If you are moved by this article on the “DLDTBHM,” Don’t hesitate and don’t wait! Act today to arrange to have this museum setup and displayed for you in your city “Today!!!!”  Go ahead, Call us Today or Email us to setup your future date. Don’t worry about the distance, don’t worry about the traveling, that what we do! Make it to you, the adults & the kids!

Are you Ready, Set Here It Comes!

Reach out to DLD (Determined to Learn and Develop) Enterprises, P. O. Box 21592, Tampa, Florida 33622. Our Direct Phone Number is (813) 394-5875, Our Direct Email is

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