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You can’t discuss the history of Miami without taking a detour into Overtown. The neighborhood, one of Miami's oldest, was created in the early 1900s for Miami’s black population, who were allowed limited—if any—access to other parts of the city. Story By Ryan Pfeffer

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Miami New Times

Overtown was packed with great food, local art, and activities for kids on Saturday, July 15, for the Overtown Music & Arts Festival. Check out these highlights from the all-day affair courtesy of Amadeus McCaskill.

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Soul Food

Overtown Music & Arts Festival serves up soul food in historic Overtown. 2017

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Reminiscent of glory days

What residents and tourists currently see on the streets of Overtown is a far cry from the appeal it once boasted; however, an annual event is bringing a vibrancy reminiscent of yesteryear.