35 some bikers joined a Community bike ride of Lake Worth’s Historic past. Mr. Ted Brownstein led the tour which met at the Calvary Methodist Church. This is part of the events honoring Martin Luther King ( (Jan. 15, 1929 = April 4, 1968) The tour covered 5 miles across the southern part of Lake Worth. We learned about the very first settlers the Jaega indians and primarily the the first settlers, Samuel and Fannie James who received the official papers of ownership in 1887, part of the homestead act. The Bahamian blacks were coming over on trading ships and found homes in established black settlements, mainly in the coastal areas. We passed the unity wall which is a left over from the segregation era. This wall separated the community by colour. We listened to stories that are painful to hear. Fannie and Samuel James began the first post office and are remembered with a memorial at our current Post Office.
The tour ended downtown at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Pathway to Freedom.