Trolleys travel through local black history

  • Carole Ann Taylor, chair of the Black Hospitality Initiative, checks out some of the photographs that are part of the Shades of Black II: Colorization of the Americas exhibit at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Little Haiti. The visit was one of the stops on the Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tours route, which was presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. The bus tour is split into two routes that explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Miami Beach resident Shayne Benowitz checks out a documentary on Miami's musical history at the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, the starting point for the Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tours, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Overtown. The bus tours are being presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. Split into two routes, the tours explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Thomas Pinder, right, a retired Miami-police sergeant and president of the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, leads a tour of the museum during a Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tour, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Overtown. The bus tours are being presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. Split into two routes, the tours explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • One of the bicycles that black patrolmen used to police Overtown, on display at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum in Overtown, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The museum was one of the stops on Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tours route, which was presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. The bus tour is split into two routes that explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Thomas Pinder, right, a retired Miami-police sergeant and president of the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, leads a tour of the museum during a Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tour, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Overtown. The bus tours are being presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. Split into two routes, the tours explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Thomas Pinder, right, a retired Miami-police sergeant and president of the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, leads a tour of the museum during a Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tour, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Overtown. The bus tours are being presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. Split into two routes, the tours explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Overtown resident Jaidah Moses, 15, poses for family members at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum during a Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tour, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Overtown. The bus tours are being presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. Split into two routes, the tours explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Tourists disembark at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, one of the stops on the Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tour, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Overtown. The bus tours are being presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. Split into two routes, the tours explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Tourists check out some of the photographs that are part of the Shades of Black II: Colorization of the Americas exhibit at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Little Haiti. The visit was one of the stops on the Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tours route, which was presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. The bus tour is split into two routes that explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • The historic Ward Rooming House, now home to the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, is the starting point for the Black Heritage Cultural Experience Tours, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Overtown. The bus tours are being presented by the Black Hospitality Initiative, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Council, and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida. Split into two routes, the tours explore historically significant places in West Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD