Overtown (Centro Histórico)

Celebrando a história cultural

Essa região historicamente predominada por negros está buscando a preservação.

A place that’s easily overlooked (but shouldn’t be), Overtown is one of the most important -- if not the most important -- spots in Miami when it comes to black history, as well as being one of the oldest neighborhoods in town. At the turn of the 20th century, it was known as Colored Town and was used as an area for black workers who built and serviced the railroad, hotels, and streets. Despite the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, Overtown still managed to grow, soon becoming a vital area for the black community when it came to shopping, business interactions, and entertainment.

For more information, be sure to visit the Historic Overtown Lyric Theater Welcome Center Complex, as well as the Historic Ward Cultural Tourist Gallery.
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Overtown (Centro Histórico)

Overtown (Centro Histórico)

Timothy A. Barber, executive director of the Black Archives, which makes its home in the historic Lyric Theater, explains that the establishment of Overtown as an important cultural center in Miami came from local and visiting artists who would go “over town” to their hotels, or to continue the party after their shows finished elsewhere in the city. If you want to experience an integral part of Miami’s culture, walk the streets of Overtown, visit the theater, look at the art on the walls, and don’t leave without getting some soul food in you.

O bairro também abriga as atrações favoritas dos residentes, como o amado People's Bar-B-Que, projetos de música sem fins lucrativos, festivais de arte, feiras de agricultores e muito mais.

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Upcoming EventsHistoric Overtown / Liberty City

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

    Jan 15 - Jan 15, 2018

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    The most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored across the country...

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    Jul 28 - Jul 28, 2017

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    Jazz event occurs every last Friday of every month. Please visit the website for more information.

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    Aug 25 - Aug 25, 2017

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    Jazz event occurs every last Friday of every month. Please visit the website for more information.

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