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KNOW YOUR HISTORY! Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami


I am so looking forward to the upcoming exhibit at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami. Unfortunately, the exhibition doesn’t open until March 5, 2009. It will be on display until January 24, 2010 but let’s not sleep on this excellent opportunity for connection, re-connection, enlightenment and education about blacks in Miami.

Here’s what the Museum’s website says about the exhibition:

Diverse groups of the African Diaspora have come to settle, work and struggle for freedom in Miami since its incorporation in 1896 to the present day. In the process, they have made significant political, economic and cultural contributions to the city. Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami explores the enduring presence and impact of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribbeans and black Hispanics on Miami.

On display in this exhibition will be historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film/video and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the over 100 history of black migrations to Miami.

Check out the video that really got me excited about the exhibition. There are several folks in the video that I know such as Garth Reeves, Dorothy Fields, Enid Pinckney and Thelma Gibson but one of my favorite photographers, Carl Juste, is featured also. I finally got to see and hear him; his body of work is breathtaking but let me not digress too much.

Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami Video

Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami Exhibition Brief


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This is a great clip of Dr. Hyppolite, curator of the exhibit.

Check it out!!


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