if these streets could talk...
A Visual exploration of Black miami
December 3, 2021 thru March 1, 2023
Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, Greater Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Miami Dade County, and Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network
Though Miami is often associated with its sunshine, beaches, party scene and stunning natural environments, there is much more to be seen if one was to scratch under the surface. The history of our young city is largely untold, and no story is less told than that of Black Miami.
If These Streets Could Talk: A Visual Exploration of Black Miami, is an exhibit dedicated to telling the true and remarkable story of Black Miami, from the bygone days of incorporation to the revitalization of the decade. A tribute to Miami’s pioneer families, the exhibit explores the origins of the city, the development of Colored Town and its heyday, the stories of the people who lived here. Guests will walk through visual representations of the fight for civil rights, the impact of integration and Interstate 95 on a once bustling community, “Black Flight” from the gutted neighborhood and its subsequent struggles with police abuse, health epidemics, and gentrification.
The exhibit runs through 2023. For more information contact us at 786.708.4610.
For tickets visit www.bahlt.org/tickets