MiamiNights
06/15/2010

1980: The Year that Changed Miami

The Miami Herald has an uncharacteristically interesting article about the year 1980 and the mass upheaval that it brought to Miami, including the Mariel boatlifts and the Liberty City Riots.

The opening quote sets the tone:

Angela Martínez remembers the bumper stickers: ``Will the Last American to Leave Hialeah Please Bring the Flag?''

Pretty amazing to remember that much of Hialeah was white until recent times.

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