(BRIGHTLINE NEWS)_To commemorate Black History Month, Brightline, the only provider of eco-friendly high-speed rail in the U.S., is partnering with The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida to host an art installation featuring original works by Purvis Young, a renowned artist who was born in Liberty City and lived and painted in historic Overtown. As you likely know, Brightline’s headquarters and its MiamiCentral station are also located in Overtown, and this collaboration underscores its commitment to support and positively impact local communities throughout South Florida.
Throughout the month of February, guests can view the Purvis Young exhibit inside Brightline’s MiamiCentral Premium Lounge. The complimentary display features 19 original pieces, along with a QR code that links to video of the artist detailing his works and creation process, all courtesy of The Black Archives, a non-profit organization that collects and preserves the rapidly vanishing material that reflects the African American experience in Miami-Dade County. Riders taking Brightline and looking to explore more of Overtown can also visit The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, Dorsey House, Red Rooster, and Lil Greenhouse Grill.
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