Stories with 'black history' tag

Three women of color overlooked in SoFlo history

As we started digging during women’s history month into the stories of those who helped to shape the Magic City, we noticed that pretty much all the women getting shoutouts were white. So we asked you for suggestions of women who the history books missed.

/ April 1, 2018


Value of Miami’s Community: Premiere Podcast

We’re excited to kick-off 2018 with a brand new podcast series in the spirit of Designing the WE that will regularly highlight leaders & organizations from throughout greater Miami focused on making a positive impact on our community development & the lives of residents! For episode #1, which falls on W.K. Kellogg Foundation‘s 2nd annual National Day of Racial […]

/ January 5, 2018


West Grove wants to make a comeback on its own terms

Everyone says West Grove is headed toward a revival. But will it include the people who built the neighborhood?

/ May 17, 2016


The secret history of Florida prison labor

From the Tamiami Trail to the electric chair, much of Florida was built on the backs of the state’s prisoners. Here’s the story you were never told, tracing a direct line from slavery to the modern prison system.

/ January 4, 2016


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: 1940s to 1960s

Midcentury Miami was a tumultuous time, a period when Miami’s black culture was both important and ascendant, while the black community went to war, experienced racism and fought for civil rights. Local author Mandy Baca shares some important people, places and events in Miami black history from the 1940s through the 1960s.

/ February 11, 2015


Black History In Early Miami

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.

/ February 3, 2015