goodbread alley overtown/wynwood, FL 1972-1975 (destroyed late 1975)

After learning of the “Freedom Walls” created by artists in Detroit and Chicago, Young decided in 1972 to create his own public mural at the intersection of Northwest Third Avenue and 14 Street in Overtown, Miami‘s inner-city.
Coined “Goodbread Alley,” the installation was visible from the newly constructed Interstate 95, which had all but completely dissected and consequently isolated his community from the rest of South Florida.
This remarkably complex work, born of a colossal outpouring of spontaneous creative energy, was directly attached in a collage manner to the sides of three defunct, abandoned buildings (formerly serving to house the Bahamian Baking Industry) which Young managed as superintendent after the industry had moved out and a laundry company had taken its place.
The entire project was threatened with destruction in 1975, when HUD condemned the buildings in order to use the site for public housing. Most of the work was lost or destroyed as HUD crews condemned and tore the buildings down.
Please contact the gallery for further information about the few select panels which fortunately survived.