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Pleasant City, West Palm Beach Everee Jimerson Clarke

Pleasant City, West Palm Beach

Everee Jimerson Clarke

Published September 18th 2012
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128 pages
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Pleasant City, a neighborhood of West Palm Beach, Florida, is the oldest African-American community in Palm Beach County. The first black settlers came to a place called the Styx--later owned by white millionaires who then rented their backyards toMorePleasant City, a neighborhood of West Palm Beach, Florida, is the oldest African-American community in Palm Beach County. The first black settlers came to a place called the Styx--later owned by white millionaires who then rented their backyards to black workers--to work on the railroad and Henry Flaglers hotel and mansion. Forced out when the land became valuable, the blacks purchased land and settled Pleasant City. Pleasant City was marketed as a High Class Colored Subdivision in 1913, and many of the pioneers still have descendants in the area today.