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The Resource Black Miami in the twentieth century, Marvin Dunn

Black Miami in the twentieth century, Marvin Dunn

Label
Black Miami in the twentieth century
Title
Black Miami in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Marvin Dunn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A necessity for every African American who has ever lived in Dade County, or South Florida for that matter". -- Garth Reeves, publisher emeritus, Miami Times
  • "A very ambitious project, and therein lies its great contribution: no one before has written a comprehensive history of Greater Miami's unique black community". -- Paul S. George, Miami Dade Community College
  • The first book devoted to the history of African Americans in south Florida and their pivotal role in the growth and development of Miami, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century traces their triumphs, drudgery, horrors, and courage during the first 100 years of the city's history. Firsthand accounts and over 130 photographs, many of them never published before, bring to life the proud heritage of Miami's black community
  • Beginning with the legendary presence of black pirates on Biscayne Bay, Marvin Dunn sketches the streams of migration by which blacks came to account for nearly half the city's voters at the turn of the century. From the birth of a new neighborhood known as "Colored Town", Dunn traces the blossoming of black businesses, churches, civic groups, and fraternal societies that made up the black community. He recounts the heyday of "Little Broadway" along Second Avenue, with photos and individual recollections that capture the richness and vitality of black Miami's golden age between the wars
  • A substantial portion of the book is devoted to the Miami civil rights movement, and Dunn traces the evolution of Colored Town to Overtown and the subsequent growth of Liberty City. He profiles voting rights, housing and school desegregation, and civil disturbances like the McDuffie and Lozano incidents, and analyzesthe issues and leadership that molded an increasingly diverse community through decades of strife and violence. In concluding chapters, he assesses the current position of the community -- its socioeconomic status, education issues, residential patterns, and business development -- and considers the effect of recent waves of immigration from latin America and the Caribbean
  • Dunn combines exhaustive research in regional media and archives with personal interviews of pioneer citizens and longtime residents in a work that documents as never before the life of one of the most important black communities in the United States
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, Marvin
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F319.M6
LC item number
D86 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Florida history and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Miami (Fla.)
Label
Black Miami in the twentieth century, Marvin Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36884348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780813015309
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97020262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Black Miami in the twentieth century, Marvin Dunn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36884348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780813015309
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97020262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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