Coconut Grove is the oldest permanent settlement in Miami-Dade. Many were lured to its shores with the Homestead Act in the late 1800s, particularly from the Bahamas the Keys. By 1919 it became its own city, but in 1925 it was annexed by the City of Miami. These early decisions still play out in the Grove today — a vibrant, culturally rich neighborhood that often marches to its own bohemian beat.
In honor of black history month, we’ll take a look at some of the significant events and figures in the course of Miami’s black history, starting with the settlement of the city through the early 1900s. Plus, join us later this month for a Black History Celebration at Yeelen Gallery.
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