Stories with 'black history month' tag

The legacy of Liberty Square

WHAT: The Liberty Square housing project. Created as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal plan, it was the first public housing project in the Southeastern U.S. and provided a new housing option for Overtown’s segregated black residents. WHY IT MATTERS: In the 1960s, Liberty Square became densely populated, living standards declined, and violence increased. And in […]

/ February 25, 2019


This historic house is paying tribute to one of Miami’s black pioneers

D.A. Dorsey is a familiar name to many in Miami and now his historic home is revealing even more about his life.

/ February 19, 2019


Miami Black History: Florida Memorial University in the civil rights movement

To end Black History Month, we’re taking a look at one of the most important chapters in Florida’s civil rights movement. St. Augustine was the center of civil rights upheaval in Florida, and the steadfast activism of students at Florida Memorial University fueled the state’s struggle toward justice. Today, FMU is South Florida’s only historically black university. Learn how the civil rights movement shaped the school and its students, and eventually caused the storied institution’s relocation to Miami.

/ February 27, 2015


Miami Black History: 1980s to 1990s

Author Mandy Baca gives us a quick look at key events in Miami Black History in the 1980s and 1990s, when riots over police violence toward blacks shook Miami, a new wave of Haitian immigrants carved out their place in the city, and Miami Bass took center stage.

/ February 17, 2015