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NY Historical Society’s ‘Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow’ at HistoryMiami

HistoryMiami Museum’s Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal before the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half-century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow. This exhibition was organized by the New-York Historical Society.

This timely and important exhibit is on view through February 12, 2023.

HistoryMiami

Stories of Resistance from Black Miami: From Civil Rights to BLM 

The lasting impact of the Jim Crow era has inspired a history of significant racial justice efforts led by Black Miamians. As a supplement to Black Citizenship, HistoryMiami Museum curated Stories of Resistance from Black Miami, an oral history project co-created by the museum and individuals involved in past and contemporary movements, explores Black Miami’s long and ongoing struggle, resistance, and resilience in response to racial injustice. The diversity of Miami’s Black communities, including African Americans, Haitians, Bahamians, Afro-Latinos, and others allows Stories of Resistance to feature culturally diverse perspectives on the trajectory of racial justice efforts in Miami from the 1950s to the present. The exhibition will feature interviews from notable activists in Miami including Thelma Gibson, Betty Ferguson, and Lonnie Lawrence.

An Unpaid Debt

Washington, D.C. was filled with demonstrators in August 1963, the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. African Americans and their supporters demanded that the US make good, at last, on its promise of equal rights for all American citizens. 

From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. invoked the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. He said they were “a promissory note . . . a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” America, Dr. King said, had not lived up to its word.

The massive 1963 March on Washington electrified the nation and spurred historic civil rights legislation. But it was just one dramatic episode in a centuries-long struggle for, in Dr. King’s words, the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

Plan your visit!

HistoryMiami is located at 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Parking is suggested at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center Garage (a 3-minute walk to the museum), 50 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33130.

General admission:

Children (under 6) Free
Children (6-12) $5
Seniors (with ID) $8
Adults $10
Visitors with Disabilities and their
accompanying caregiver
Free
Research Center One-Month Pass $10
HistoryMiami Members Free

See here for special discount and group rates.

HistoryMiami Museum is located on the plaza level on the Miami-Dade Cultural Center across from the Miami Dade County Library. There are four ways you can enter the plaza level. You may enter through the bridge of Cultural Center Parking Garage, you can take the stairwell to the plaza level located on Flagler Street across from, a ramp near the corner of Flagler and NW 1st Avenue, or the stairs located on NW 1st street across from the Government Center. 

More on parking at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center Garage:

Take the south elevator to the second floor exit. Exit this floor and follow the pathway across a covered, above street level footbridge that leads directly to the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza. Parking for Museum visitors with validation is a flat rate of $5. Parking may be validated at the Museum’s Visitor Services desk.

Public transportation:

Follow these links to plan your trip using the Metrorail, Metromover, MetrobusCity of Miami trolley or City of Coral Gables trolley.

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A Christmas Carol

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The Art of Transformation

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

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The Polar Express

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'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

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Nightly Snowfall

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The Polar Express

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'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

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12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

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5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

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Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

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Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

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Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

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What the Constitution Means to Me

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The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

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5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

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5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

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Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

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6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

"Elf"film & holiday fun at Last Olas Oceanside Park

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7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

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7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

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What the Constitution Means to Me

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'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

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5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Dania Pointe holiday night market

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

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6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE

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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $0-35.00 | Bonnet House

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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Park

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6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00-22.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

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6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

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6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Winterfest in Wellington

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Fast Lane Friday

6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | $0-25.00 | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Boynton Beach holiday boat parade

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

7:00 pm to 7:20 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

"Elf The Musical Jr." in Sunrise

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $20.00 | Sunrise Civic Center

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

8:30 pm to 8:50 pm | Dania Pointe

HistoryMiami Museum’s ‘Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow’
When
Daily (October 27, 2022 - February 12, 2023)
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What
HistoryMiami Museum’s ‘Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow’
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HistoryMiami

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