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Black History Sites in Miami Florida

Information about some of the most visited African-American history sites in the city of Miami and other parts of Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade County Free Black History Tours
Every year during Black History Month the Miami-Dade County Transit Authority offers a free black history tour of the greater Miami Florida area. 2007 was the 14th year these tours were offered. Trained Miami-Dade Transit bus operators narrate the 3.5 hour tours on air conditioned busses. Every Saturday in February tours depart fromt he Stephen P. Clark Center at 111 Northwest 1st Street in downtown Miami, near Northwest 2nd Avenue. Tours visit historic sitse in Coconut Grove, Overtown, Liberty City, Brownsville, and Allapattah. Weekday tours are available for groups of 25 people or more. Reservations are required. For more information call 305-654-6545.

Coconut Grove Black History Sites
Black immigrants from the Bahamas began arriving in South Florida in about 1880 and many of them settled in the section of Miami known today as Coconut Grove. Black history sites in Coconut Grove include:
  • Coconut Grove Cemetary (where "Thriller" video was filmed)
  • Stirrup House
  • Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

    Overtown Black History Sites
    This area northwest of Downtown Miami is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County. It has a population of about 8000 that is approximately 90% black. Black history sites in Overton include:
  • Dana A Dorsey Residence
  • Greater Bethel AME Church
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Saint John's Baptist Church

    Liberty Ctiy Black History Sites
    This Northwest Miami area was named after the Liberty Square Housing Project built here in the late 1930's for Miami's low income African-American residents. Those interested in black history can visit the Liberty city New Conenant Presbyterian Church.

    Other Black History Sites in Miami
  • Allapattah
  • Booker T Washington School
  • Brownsville
  • Ebenezer Methodist Church
  • Hampton House Motel
  • Harry Hurt Building
  • House of God of Nazarene
  • Liberty City
  • Lincoln Park Cemetery
  • Masjid Al-Ansar Muslim Mosque
  • Muhammad's Mosque (Nation of Islam)
  • Opa-locka City Hall
  • Overtown Folklife Village

    See also:
  • National Historic Sites in Miami
  • Miami Photo Gallery
  • Attractions in Miami

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