Liberty City

Celebrating Cultural History

This historically black area is on the verge of economic revival.

Northwest Miami's Liberty City area has a long and rich history.

The first large migration of Blacks to Liberty City began in 1937 when many families moved to the Liberty Square Housing Project, the second Federal housing project built in the U.S. The second major migration came in the late 1950's and early 1960's as a result of the Black displacement caused by the expressway construction that devastated Overtown.

Today, Liberty City, which was the site of the 1980 riots, is on the verge of economic revival. It also hosts an annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.
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Upcoming EventsHistoric Overtown / Liberty City

  • Art Blues & BBQ Festival

    Dec 01, 2018

    Liberty City

    The Art Blues & BBQ Festival is presented by the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC), a facility managed by the...

  • Miami Music Project Winter Music Concert Series: Liberty City

    Dec 20, 2018

    Liberty City

    Come celebrate the Miami Music Project's 10th Anniversary in a Family First Winter Music Concert Series for  Liberty...

  • Jazz In The House

    Now through Dec 28, 2018

    Liberty City

    Have your monthly jazz at the Historic Hampton House the last Friday of each month.