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Long road to rebellion: Miami's Liberty City riot of 1968

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1995
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This thesis examines the circumstances leading to the 1968 ghetto riot in the Liberty City community of Miami, Florida. After placing the Liberty City uprising in national and local contexts, the thesis chronicles race relations and African American living conditions in Miami from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s. The thesis focuses upon major grievances of Miami's black community in the 1960s. These included deplorable housing conditions, economic exploitation, bleak employment prospects, racial discrimination, poor police-community relations, and economic competition with Cuban refugees who settled in the Miami area during the 1960s. The thesis argues that the riot in Liberty City constituted a form of African American protest against these factors. In brief, Miami's 1968 ghetto revolt marked an attempt by local black residents to improve their life chances and living standards by demanding empowerment within their own communities and control over the processes that affected their lives.
Title: Long road to rebellion: Miami's Liberty City riot of 1968.
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Name(s): Tscheschlok, Eric G.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Mohl, Raymond A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1995
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 314 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis examines the circumstances leading to the 1968 ghetto riot in the Liberty City community of Miami, Florida. After placing the Liberty City uprising in national and local contexts, the thesis chronicles race relations and African American living conditions in Miami from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s. The thesis focuses upon major grievances of Miami's black community in the 1960s. These included deplorable housing conditions, economic exploitation, bleak employment prospects, racial discrimination, poor police-community relations, and economic competition with Cuban refugees who settled in the Miami area during the 1960s. The thesis argues that the riot in Liberty City constituted a form of African American protest against these factors. In brief, Miami's 1968 ghetto revolt marked an attempt by local black residents to improve their life chances and living standards by demanding empowerment within their own communities and control over the processes that affected their lives.
Identifier: 15202 (digitool), FADT15202 (IID), fau:11974 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1995.
Subject(s): Riots--Florida--Miami
African Americans--Florida--Social conditions
Miami (Fla)--Race relations--History
Miami (Fla)--Social conditions
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