Black Citizenship in Miami

November 1, 2024  – November 18, 2024

The lasting impact of the Jim Crow era has inspired a history of significant racial justice efforts led by Black Miamians. Originally an exhibit at HistoryMiami Museum, Black Citizenship in Miami explores Black Miami’s long and ongoing struggle, resistance, and resilience in response to racial injustice. The diversity of Miami’s Black communities, including African Americans, Haitians, Bahamians, Afro-Latinos, and others allows Stories of Resistance to feature culturally diverse perspectives on the trajectory of racial justice efforts in Miami from the 1950s to the present. The exhibition will feature interviews from notable activists in Miami including Thelma Gibson, Betty Ferguson, and Lonnie Lawrence.