African American Culture

Sushma Sheth on Liberty City

Sushma Sheth on Liberty City

Sushma Sheth, director of the Miami Workers Center, discusses the history of Miami’s housing boom and bust and its effect on the displacement of its African-American residents and the continuing struggle for affordable housing.

Max Rameau – Overtown History

Max Rameau – Overtown History

Max Rameau, founder of Take Back the Land, shares the history of Overtown in Miami-Dade County and the gentrification of the area that severely damaged a once-thriving African American community.

Enid Pinckney – Overtown History

Enid Pinckney – Overtown History

Enid Pinckney is the founding President and CEO of the historic Hampton House Community Trust and grew up in Overtown, FL and knows the history of this historic African-American community. .

Marvin Dunn on Overtown History

Marvin Dunn on Overtown History

Marvin Dunn in an historian who discusses Overtown history and the lessons we can learn from the many attempts to obliterate black communities from the landscape.

Reverend Greg Mathis

Reverend Greg Mathis

Rev. Greg Mathis of Mud Creek Baptist Church discusses his efforts to reconcile with Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church and the black community that the church had discriminated against in its early days.

Reverend Matthew Tolleson

Reverend Matthew Tolleson

Reverend Matthew Tolleson was the minister of Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church who was part of a reconciliation with Mud Creek Baptist Church who apologized for their prior racism on how they treated their black parishioners.

Alma Avery

Alma Avery

Alma Avery was a resident of Bat Cave, NC, working as a farmer and a factory worker.