Children and parents playing outside in front of a wall mural in the Deuces Live district during the day.

The Deuces Live District is the heart of a vibrant and prosperous African-American community on St. Pete’s south side.

The Deuces Live District

Dive into the heart of St. Pete’s Black legacy at the historic Deuces Live neighborhood, buzzing with history, culture and community spirit.

Explore the Deuces Live District, a cornerstone of St. Pete’s Black community where the streets are filled with rich history near 22nd Street South and 9th Avenue South in South St. Pete. Journey into history at the Woodson African American Museum of Florida’s exhibits and cultural events, then discover local landmarks like the iconic “Black History Matters” street mural. Now through March 1, the Woodson is featuring a special exhibit focused on the Jim Crow era entitled Resilience & Revolution: An Immersion of Black Americana.

Check out the historic Royal Theater, a once-segregated 700-seat theater for Black moviegoers that is now home to a Boys & Girls Club. Admire the “Great Futures Start Here” mural painted by artist Brian McAllister and local students on the side of the World War Two-era Quonset hut-style building at the Theater.

For a closer look at the community, visit a local Black-owned business and discover its unique backstory, or join the St. Pete Black History Bike Tours. These popular tours run monthly from fall through spring, so be sure to reserve your spot early.