Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6 - 8 PM
Miami Shores Multipurpose Center
9900 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL, 33138
The Black History of Miami Shores exhibit will explore our community’s past at pivotal points in history. We will examine the role of racial discrimination and Black people’s contributions to Miami Shores’ development as a residential community. Using contemporaneous accounts, newspaper clippings and public records, we will put Miami Shores history in the context of national and international events as well as the happenings in surrounding areas. The exhibit will take us right up to the present with quotes and testimony from people who live, learn, play and work in and around our village.
The exhibit is an effort to open a dialogue among ourselves and with our neighbors about our shared history. It will be on display at Brockway Memorial Library during Black History Month 2020. An opening reception will feature speakers, performances and refreshments. A Unity360 Community Race Dialogue at Miami Shores Community Church will provide an opportunity for a deeper exploration of the themes of the exhibit. Local organizations and schools will be encouraged to plan related projects and presentations.
Unity360 Community Race Dialogue
Saturday, February 15, 2020 10 AM - 1 PM
Miami Shores Community Church
9823 Northeast 4th Avenue, Miami Shores, FL, 33138
Miami Shores Village is special in many ways, but the same social, economic and political forces that shaped it have been at work in towns all over the United States. South Florida People of Color's Black History Month exhibit for 2020, The Black History of Miami Shores, is meant to start a conversation about our community's shared history within the context of local, national and international events.
The Unity360 Community Dialogue is a 3-hour facilitated workshop offering the opportunity for a deeper exploration of the exhibit's themes. This event is open to the public; you do not need to be a Miami Shores resident to benefit from attending.
Bring an open mind and a brave heart. Snacks will be provided!