CELEBRATING THE RICH HISTORY OF THE BLACK SOUTH MIAMI COMMUNITY.
On Saturday, February 19 in observance of Black History Month, South Miami residents and city officials met at a wall at the corner of SW 62 Avenue and 64 Street to usher in the painting of a South Miami Black History Mural. The wall is referred to as “segregation wall” among the black community. The mural, designed by South Miami glassmaker artist Gail Alexander will span 186 feet around the corner. Historic images will be painted on the wall including a portrait of Mr. Marshall Williamson, Ms. Smith’s Fish Market, Harlem Inn and the 1946 Mt. Nebo Church. Area students will be painting the mural during the spring break, joined by the organizing committee.