LIBERTY SQUARE: History, Power, and Race in Miami

In December of 2015, Dr. Moses Shumow, digital media faculty in the School of Communication and Journalism at Florida International University, was awarded a Restorative Narrative fellowship from the journalism organization images and voices of hope. The fellowship allowed Dr. Shumow to pursue a project he had been hoping to produce for some time: a documentary film about the rich history and legacy of one of the country’s oldest public housing projects: Liberty Square, in the heart of Miami’s Liberty City.

Below is the trailer for “Liberty Square: History, Power, and Race in Miami,” the film produced as a result of these efforts (click on the “Documentary” tab above for the full length version). Elsewhere on this site are links to other multimedia and digital storytelling projects in which Dr. Shumow and his students have been engaged in Liberty Square since the summer of 2015.