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Services to be held Sunday for Miami Beach developer Oscar Baisman

Oscar Baisman
Oscar Baisman

Services will be held Sunday morning for Miami Beach architect and developer Oscar Baisman, who was a prominent member of the Hispanic rights group the Spanish American League Against Discrimination.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, 1125 NW 137th St., Miami. It will be immediately followed by shiva at Grove Isle, 2 Grove Isle Dr., Miami.

Baisman was one of the founding members of SALAD, which was established in 1974 by a group of Hispanic residents, including many Cuban Americans. Its original goal was to focus public attention on the under-representation of Hispanics in the school system, local government and judicial system.

Baisman served not only on the board of SALAD but also on the Metro-Dade County Community Relations Board and on the Miami Beach Planning Board.

He was also active in Miami Beach politics, helping launch a group called Hispanics for Better Representation to register Latin voters.