Black delegates attending the 1981 Florida State Democratic Party Convention in Hollywood, Florida were alerted to the need for increasing the power and influence of Black Democrats within the party. A decision was made at the Convention to unite Black Democrats throughout the State. The decision resulted in the organization of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida. History was made once again on September 24, 1983, when the Florida Democratic Party recognized the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida as an official affiliate organization.
The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida is by no means exclusionary. All registered Democrats who subscribe to the Caucus’ objectives are invited to join.
The Founder and First President, Attorney Morris M. Milton, Sr. often stated that,
“There is no time for complacency in the lives of the members of this Caucus who are dedicated as I am to the continuing fight for equal rights”.