Interview with Jessie McCrary
QUESTION 2
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Well, some would said that government buildings in this town, that Overtown served as a magnet and was actually investing in the community, how, what was the deal?

JESSIE McCRARY:

They would have to understand, when government moved in, people had to move out. What you did was, you, government moved in on a social institution and displaced that social institution and what was cohesive at one time then became scattered. So that institution died called Overtown. And the people who lived Overtown, who were part of Overtown and other people who came from the outside, outlining areas, all gathered in Overtown for some reason, for church, for cultural events, for social events. And when government displaced those institutions, it displaced that society and broke it up.