Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Overtown's Lord Calvert Hotel

Poolside at the Lord Calvert in the 1950s.
Photograph by Sammy Davis Jr.

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Newspaper ad for the Lord Calvert 
Hotel (1955)

Black entertainers who performed at Miami Beach hotels in the 50's were prohibited from staying at those same hotels.

So they stayed at the Lord Calvert Hotel in Overtown.

from Jet magazine, March 3, 1955


Baltimore Afro-American: Aug. 18, 1951: 2,500 Miamians Open Lord Calvert

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