Monday, January 19, 2015

Jumbo's R.I.P. Liberty City, Miami

Jumbo’s, in business from 1955 to 2014, was considered a soul-food landmark. In the 1960s it was the first white-owned restaurant to employ and serve blacks. The Flam family bought the diner in 1955. The Civil Rights Act had passed three years earlier, but Miami was still part of the Deep South. Discrimination was officially illegal, but many restaurants and other businesses did not comply. A developer has purchased the property.

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