Interview with Otis Pitts
QUESTION 6
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Is it fair and can you differentiate between Overtown and Liberty City for me?

OTIS PITTS:

Yes, I think you can in the sense that Overtown, ah, from a historical perspective was where Blacks were in the main, ah, in the 30s and '40s and such, ah, and in the early '50s and then, after so-called urban renewal and, ah, the expressway was built through that community. It sort of bifurcated the community and really displaced, literally tens of thousands of Blacks who then moved to Liberty City. So, I think from a historical perspective, yes there's a difference in that regard. But many of the people who live there, you know, relocated in the Liberty City area. And, ah, created, you know, sort of a move north, as such.