Liberty City got its big screen debut in the Academy-award winning film “Moonlight,” but its history dates back to the 1930s, when the Liberty Square Housing Project was built for black residents in segregated Miami. It was an alternative to living in Overtown, which by then had become overcrowded, and attracted middle-class black families. One […]
Overtown has for decades been considered the heart of Miami’s black community. In the early 20th century, when it was known as “Colored Town,” the area housed jazz clubs and local businesses that attracted everyone from a young Muhammad Ali to legends like Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday.