Politics & Society

Liberty City: Swing State Florida, Episode 2

The Legacy of Miami's Segregated Past

Far removed from the tony beaches of Miami’s south coast, Liberty City was created in the 1930s as a segregated neighborhood for Miami’s African American residents. The remains of the segregation wall still exist, running down 12th Avenue.

Liberty City focuses on community-led efforts to rebuild civil society in inner-city Miami. The film follows a group of local teenagers as they attempt to build a public monument on the segregation wall, whose meaning had been forgotten by many.

The film embeds with the Circle of Brotherhood, a group of men on a mission to rectify the problems in their community, and rolls with a Miami City police officer, born and raised in Liberty City, who now patrols the neighborhood and grapples with life as an African American police officer.

In the 2020 elections, the Democratic Party will rely on massive voter turnout in urban areas such as Miami. Have they earned these votes?

This is part 2 of the documentary Swing State Florida.

Learn more at www.swingstateflorida.com.


Samuel George

Global Markets and Digital Adviser
Bertelsmann Foundation