WLRN Youth Radio: When Gentrification Happened To Me

Aug 31, 2016

Miami changes very quickly. The city has only existed for little more than  a century and seems to constantly reinvent itself every decade.

But change can disrupt communities that have weathered those changes for a long time. The neighborhood of Overtown, in particular, has been in the middle of a lot of these changes over the years.

Jam’Mesha Briggs grew up in Overtown, went to school in Overtown and was surrounded by family who lived in Overtown. One day she had to move out.

She tells her story about what it’s like to be on the receiving end of gentrification.

You can find all of WLRN’s youth radio stories and see more of the work the interns created over the summer here.

WLRN's youth radio program is a partnership with Urgent, Inc.’s FACE program.