Who We Are
D.I.S.C. was conceived in 1993/1994 as an intentional fellowship of 5 African-American members of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and 5 Caucasian members of St Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
The Long Road To The Beloved Community
D.I.S.C. is committed to bring together diverse people
To promote justice in the community
To support community leaders
To share with the poor
And to acknowledge the presence and power of God
Demonstrate the love of God
Harmony between the city and its people
Advocate for social justice in the undeserved community
Support local leaders
History of D.I.S.C. and Pearl City
Pearl City Platted
Hughes & Fountains were among the first families to build homes.
Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church
Organized approximately in June 1918, by Alex Hughes and others.
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
Organized November 1918, by Reverend J.H. Dolphus and others.
Ebenezer and Macedonia worshiped in the same building, the Baptist meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday and AME meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday.
Roadman Colored School
Former Names: Yamato School, Pearl City School, Butts Farm School, Boca Raton School.
Federal Housing for Families of Black Soldiers
Lincoln Court Platted
Friendship Baptist Church
Organized October 1950, by Founder Rev. S.L. Alexander and others
City Purchase Dixie Plaza and Starts Dixie Manor
Roadman School Still Operating Under Segregation
End of Roadman School - Integration of Public School
Hughes Park Dedicated
Florence Fuller Child Development Center - Daycare Open
Tom's Ribs opened
Glades Road extended to Federal
Preserving 12th Street and the Tree of Knowledge
1st MLK Celebration
School transportation conference
City of Boca Officially Proclaims MLK Day
Wayne Barton Study Center Opens
Pearl City Declared "Historic"
MLK Memorial Dedicated
Blue Ribbon Committee - Neighborhood Renovation
Hughes Park "rededicated" to Boca Residents
First Black President Elected – Barack Hussein Obama.
Pearl City Community Dialogue Meetings Formed.
Pearl City Celebrates Centennial with ceremonies, testimonies, food and music.
D.I.S.C. and Unitarian Project EPA Climate change neighborhood education
project – “Rising Together”
Boca Raton Museum Features Artistic installation of “Tree of Knowledge”.
D.I.S.C. petitions the state to become a Historical Neighborhood on theNational Register.
D.I.S.C. submits application to become a Historical on the National Register.
Allen’s Place Community Garden moves to new location on the property of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Pearl City resident, Lanette Wright appointed as Commissioner to BRHA.
Pearl City resident, Fabiola Bernier appointed as Commissioner to BRHA.
Boca Raton Museum of Art Partnership with Black Pearls Exhibit.