The Crucifixion of Colored Town: Mass Incarceration in Miami

The Crucifixion of Colored Town: Mass Incarceration in Miami

“The Crucifixion of Colored Town: Mass Incarceration and the Continued Legacy of Racial Injustice in Black Miami” presents a thought-provoking sociological analysis of mass incarceration, racial identity and politics, and social injustice within the context of Miami’s history. The film highlights the impact of one of the most important civil rights issues of our times—mass incarceration— on Miami’s two predominantly black historic communities: Overtown and Liberty City. Through interviews with local community leaders, activists, and academics, the film chronicles the history of Black Miami, highlighting the various forms of institutional discrimination that have affected the development of these communities since the city’s inception, and how these historic forms of institutional oppression are currently manifested within policies of mass criminalization and incarceration.