School House Rock: Overtown’s Booker T. Washington High School

February 20th, 2014

Booker T. Washington School Building, February 15, 1930. Photo Courtesy: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory Grab your books, head out the door, and get ready for class at Booker T. Washington Senior High School. The Overtown high school has made recent news with its nationally ranked championship football team Read More...

Light from Darkness: Purvis Young’s Public Art Projects

February 14th, 2014

Purvis Young in his studio. Photo Courtesy: The New York Times Student Journalism Institute Beyond the constant roar of Interstate 95 and the scattered detritus of an era long forgotten, there are the brightly painted wall surfaces done by the late artist Purvis Young. The African-American artist, born in 1943, lived and worked in Overtown until his death in 2010 Read More...

Miami: A Palimpsest with Palms

May 23rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_547" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Miami Arena falls to the wrecker's ball in 2008. Photo: Piusg/Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Pal·imp·sest: 1. A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely erased and often legible; 2 Read More...