Coconut Grove

Thelma Gibson – still giving in the Grove

Thelma Gibson remembers a time when news traveled through Coconut Grove by bicycle, not by Internet, television or even telephone. She recalls a community where everyone looked out for each other and Grand Avenue was a friendly place to socialize over an ice cream cone in the evening. Her memories come from a Coconut Grove much different from the neighborhood she still calls home today—one where her section of town was labeled “Colored Town”. Read the story on