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

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

    Jan 15 - Jan 15, 2018

    Liberty City

    The most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored across the country...

  • Jazz In The House

    Apr 28 - Apr 28, 2017

    Liberty City

    Jazz event occurs every last Friday of every month. Please visit the website for more information.

  • The Way My Mama Loves Me

    May 06 - May 06, 2017

    Liberty City

    Grab your mom, your women's group, your sorors, and your friends - AND, trust us - YOUR TISSUES and enjoy a powerful evening...