Visit to "Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum" in Miami
Today the staff of the Miami Resident Office visited the Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum. The Museum opened in 2009 and consists of a series of historical displays, artifacts, and memorials housed in the original facility, which operated from 1950 to 1963. The Precinct House was the base for a segregated unit of police officers who patrolled a predominantly African-American section of Miami. The Courthouse is part of the same structure, and upon its opening was presided over by the first African-American judge in the South since Reconstruction.