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    On July 17, 1990, Miami's Black community, led by attorney H.T. Smith, launched an economic boycott of the local tourism industry after Cuban-American elected officials snubbed South Africa's leader Nelson Mandela. The boycott was called the "quiet riot." Smith called for a halt to Black tourism dollars being spent in Miami and Miami Beach. The boycott lasted three years and eventually led to the construction of the first Black-owned hotel on Miami Beach, as well as the hiring and training of Black managers in the city's lucrative tourist sector. Video by Justin Azpiazu

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