This project has been designed and developed by Lara Stein Pardo, with the support and collaboration of numerous people, institutions, and organizations.

The website was designed and developed in collaboration with Giant Hat.


The Mapping Arts Project is made possible, in part, with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and through partnerships with the Arts of Citizenship at the University of Michigan, the Deering Estate at Cutler Bay, and Blackbird Arts and Research.

Images and research support provided by the Special Collections at the University of Miami, the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami, the Digital Collections at Florida International University, University of Michigan, HistoryMiami, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Library of Congress.



We have made every attempt to obtain permission for and identify the source of images and documents included in this project. As a project of Blackbird Arts and Research, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our purpose is to share the images and documents free of charge for artistic, educational, research, and general public knowledge purposes. Unless otherwise noted, we do not own the copyright for images and documents used in the project or displayed on the website. No part of this site, including maps, images, documents, or text from this site should be used for any purpose, without consent. If you have more information about an artist, location, image, or document, please contact us at