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D.A. Dorsey House

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Dana A. Dorsey moved to Miami around 1896 to engage in farming. He purchased lots for $25 each and advertised as the only colored licensed real estate dealer in the city. A pioneer citizen and developer of early 'Colored Town,' Dorsey is generally recognized as Miami's most famous early black resident. He organized South Florida's first black bank, served as chairman of the Colored Advisory Committee to the Dade County School Board, and as registrar for black men during World War I.

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