Connect with Florida's Black History at the Wells' Built Center
Turn back the clock to 1920s Orlando. It was a dangerous, tense period of racial segregation, and black travelers visiting the area slept in their cars, barred from whites-only hotels. In 1926 a local physician, Dr. William Monroe Wells, decided to change that. He built a hotel and cultural center for the area's African-American community. Visit today, and find names on the register like B.B. King, Ray Charles and more. Now on the National Historic Registry, it welcomes visitors looking to reunite a cultural experience long divided by racial inequality.