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Overtown history and places

Voices of Overtown

Overtown

History And Places

Wade In

Miami Native Richard W. Harris Jr. talks about the wade in at Haulover Beach, the experiences at Virginia Key Beach, and why Judge Lawson E. Thomas' fair rulings brought peace to a community otherwise rocked by the social unfairness of segregation. To view the full video of Richard W. Harris Jr., visitMiami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Historic Buildings

Dr. Marvin Dunn discusses why the Lawson E. Thomas law office building should be a historic site. To view the full video of Dr. Marvin Dunn, visitMiami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Beaches In Miami

Ms. Bea Hines talks about the wade ins at beaches in Miami that helped establish the first "Colored" beach in segregated Miami-Virginia Key Beach. To view the full video of Ms. Bea Hines, visitMiami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Downtown Black Experience

Ms. Bea Hines talks about how Black Miamians navigated downtown Miami during segregation. To view the full video of Ms. Bea Hines, visitMiami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Our Stories Told By Us

Ms. Bea Hines discusses discusses her efforts to get the Miami Herald to refer to the Central Negro District ("C.N.D.") as Overtown. To view the full video of Ms. Bea Hines, visitMiami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Fighting For Equality

Dr. Dorothy Fields discusses the court victory of Judge Lawson E. Thomas that raised the pay of black teachers to be equal to the pay of white teachers. To view the full video of Dr. Dorothy Fields, visitMiami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Judge Lawson E. Thomas's

Civil Rights And Courage

Working For change

Dr. Dorothy Fields discusses that Judge Lawson E. Thomas was an outstanding civil rights activist. To view the full video of Dr. Dorothy Fields, visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Know Our History

Judge William L. Thomas discusses community progress and the importance of educating ourselves about those who came before us. To view the full video of Judge William L. Thomas, visitMiami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Think Beyond

Cecily Robinson-Duffie, Attorney at Law, discusses the importance of envisioning how your work today influences future successes and community growth. To view the full video of Cecily Robinson-Duffie, Attorney at Law, visitMiami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Omega Man

Miami Native Richard W. Harris Jr. discusses the standard set by Judge Lawson E. Thomas. To view the full video of Richard W. Harris Jr., visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Memorializing Judge Lawson E. Thomas

Executive Director of Southeast Overtown CRA James McQueen, talks about the importance of the history of Judge Lawson E. Thomas and Black Miami in general. To view the full video of James McQueen, visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Proud To Be In Overtown

Dr. Marvin Dunn discusses pride in the Overtown community. To view the full video of Dr. Marvin Dunn, visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

The Family Courthouse

Cecily Robinson-Duffie, Attorney at Law, discusses her experience of going to the Judge Lawson E. Thomas courthouse and her pride at seeing his picture on the wall. To view the full video of Cecily Robinson-Duffie, Attorney at Law, visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Courage

To Bring A New Day

That's On Us

Mr. William DC Clark discusses the importance of self-reliance for community building. To view the full video of Mr. William DC Clark, visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

To Elevate Life

Mr. William DC Clark discusses activism and its impact on communities. To view the full video of Mr. William DC Clark, visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Continue To Push It Forward

Cecily Robinson-Duffie, Attorney at Law, discusses the responsibility to build on the foundations that have been laid for us. To view full video of Cecily Robinson-Duffie, Attorney at Law visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

There Is Nothing That We Cannot Do

Cecily Robinson-Duffie, Attorney at Law, discusses the necessity of perseverance in the face of adversity. To view full video of Cecily Robinson-Duffie, Attorney at Law visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Remembering

Our History

What Got Us Here

Dr. Enid Pinkney talks about what had to be done to enjoy the privileges of today. To view the full video of Dr. Enid Pinkney, visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel.

Shine

Ms. Bea Hines discusses the importance of letting your light shine no matter what happens. To view full video of Ms. Bea Hines visit Miami MoCAAD's YouTube channel..