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Important black history sites in Miami, information about the three year African-American boycott of Miami tourism, other black history events in Miami, and African-American organizations in the Miami area.

Black History Sites in Miami Florida
Information about important black history sites in Allapattah, Brownsville, Coconut Grove, Liberty City, Overtown, and other parts of Miami and Miami-Dade County.

Three Year Black Boycott of Miami Tourism
When Nelson Mandela visited Miami in 1990 he was was not welcomed by Miami politicians, reportedly because of his long-time support of Cuba's Fidel Castro. That caused African-American leaders to call for black boycott of Miami tourism that only ended when Miami-Dade County and City of Miami Beach officials reached an agreement with tourism promoters and local black activists in 1993.
  • 2002 Feb: BBC Article: "Black Boycott of Miami Ends"
  • 2003 Feb: Miami New Times Article: "Beating Whitey"

    Black Owned and Developed Resort in Miami Beach
    African-American developer RD Peebles combined two Miami Beach Hotels built in the 1930's - the Royal Palm Hotel and the Shorecrest Hotel - into one hotel known as the Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Resort. When that hotel opened in May of 2002 it was said to have been the first majority black owned resort in the United States.
  • 2001 Oct: Black Developer Building Hotel in Miami Beach
  • 2002 Jan: Peebles Preparing to Open Royal Palm Resort
  • 2002 May: $80 Million Royal Palm Hotel Opens on Miami Beach
  • 2002 Aug: A Hotel Helps Ease Racial Tensions
  • 2002 Oct: Royal Palm in Financial Dispute with Miami Beach
  • 2002 Nov: Peebles Converts Part of Royal Palm to Time Share
  • 2002 Dec: History of the Royal Palm Resort in Miami
  • 2003 Jun: Commissioners Chastise Peebles for Playing Race Card
  • 2004 Aug: Achenbaum Tries to Buy Royal Palm Mortgage
  • 2004 Nov: Peebles Poised to Sell Royal Palm Hotel
  • 2004 Dec: Peebles Sells Royal Palm Hotel for $128 Million
  • 2007 May: Peebles Absolved in Hotel Foreclosure Battle
  • 2007 May: Peebles Fighting to Take Charge of Royal Palm Again

    University of Miami Africana Studies Program
    Students at the University of Miami in Coral Gables can obtain a major or minor degree in Africana Studies. That program provides opportunities for students to study the experiences of people of African descent in North America, South America, the Caribbean, and continental Africa.

    Black Law Student Association
    This University of Miami organization was founded to provide support, guidance, and direction to black students studying law at the University of Miami.

    BOOK: African American Sites in Florida
    AUTHORS: Kevin M. McCarthy
    PUBLISHER: Pineapple Press
    DATE PUBLISHED: January 2007 (1st edition)
    DIMENSIONS: 11/1 x 8.6 x 1.2 inches
    BINDING: Hardcover

    BOOK: The Peebles Principles
    AUTHORS: R. Donahue Peebles
    PUBLISHER: Wiley
    DATE PUBLISHED: April 2007
    DIMENSIONS: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
    BINDING: Hardcover
    DESCRIPTION: Business insights from the developer of the first African-American owned and developed hotel in Miami Beach.

    Miami Workers Center
    An organization founded in 1999 to help working class people in the Miami area build grassroots organizations and enter into alliances to win racial, community,k social, and economic justice.

    Dance Club in Miami for Gay Black Men
    Nightclub located north of downtown Miami, one block west of the I-95 Highway, with a clientele that is predominently gay and bisexual black men.

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