Longshoremen Interactive Mural

Treasure Hunt

Miami MoCAAD's Overtown Interactive Mural Treasure Hunt

International Longshoremen Association Local 1416
Reginald O'Neal, International Longshoremen Association Local 1416

“For 80 - plus years the ILA has provided brother/sisterhood, mentorship, and structure in the Miami community. As an Overtown native, I have always heard about the Shoremen and passed by their headquarters across from the &ldquoa;Lyric Theater” but never understood what was going on in detail. As I got older and became a muralist, I dreamt of painting the wall that's on the north side of the building and I am more than honored that the ILA and Miami MoCAAD are allowing me to d o so. In the process of deciding what to paint, I got to know a little more about the Association and what they represent, and in The I dea, I attempt to encapsulate that.”
~ Reginald O'Neal

Welcome to Miami MoCAAD's Interactive Oral History Mural honoring International Longshoremen Association (ILA) Local 1416, which was founded in Overtown in 1936, Miami MoCAAD commissioned Reginald O'Neal to create a mural at the Union Hall owned by the predominantly Black ILA Local 1416 to honor its history, leaders hip and legacy.

Visit the Mural at

Longshoremen's Union Hall at 816 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL.

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