Miami’s Colored Town A Boon for White Landlords


“The real estate explosion of the mid-1920s brought over two thousand wooden tenements to Colored Town, with the boom only increasing white people’s rental foothold in the neighborhood. Less than 10 percent of Colored Town’s residents owned their own home.”

Source: A World More Concrete: Real Estate and The Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida by N.D.B. Connolly The University of Chicago Press 2014 p. 78; and U.S. Census Bureau, Housing: Supplement to the First Series Housing Bulletin for Florida: Miami: Black Statistics (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1942), 21-22

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