Miami's Hidden Past

An artist acts on his discovery that the city was born in slavery

This past February the Miami-Dade County Public Schools began bringing students to Lummus Park for field trips, marking a turning point for Keddell's patient efforts to expose the hidden in plain view. A visit to the park, a tour of the buildings, and a chat with artist/activist/ caretaker Willie Keddell provides a broader vision of the place we live, just as stepping back from a painting to view it deepens our perception. Keddell encourages us to experience our surroundings in three dimensions.

Troy Community Academy students (clockwise from 
left) Sheenailla Green, Operrlyne Chandler, Ronchell 
Jones, and Demetrius Walker mixed history and art at 
Lummus Park
WILLIE KEDDELL
Troy Community Academy students (clockwise from left) Sheenailla Green, Operrlyne Chandler, Ronchell Jones, and Demetrius Walker mixed history and art at Lummus Park

Details

Ongoing. Tours every Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays by appointment; Call 305-638-7008 (Willie Keddell at Troy Community Academy).
Lummus Park, 404 NW 2nd St.

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