Stories with 'civil rights' tag

Five civil rights moments in Florida caught on film

From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Overtown, to protests in St. Augustine, here are five civil rights moments in Florida caught on film.

/ January 17, 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

Six memories of Civil Rights in Miami

The Miami Oral Histories Collection features first-hand accounts of Civil Rights in Miami. It’s a fascinating and important collection, and we’ve chosen six moments from those interviews to remember the civil rights movement in our city in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

/ January 19, 2015