Closing The Loop: Delores West

Delores West was born in Jacksonville, but spent most of her life in Miami.

“My grandparents moved to Miami when my mother was fourteen and pregnant with me,” she said. “We moved in an area called Overtown which is an inner-city area. The apartments were very small —  the place must have been 500 square feet — but it felt like a mansion.”

Delores West was born in Jacksonville, but spent most of her life in Miami.

“My grandparents moved to Miami when my mother was fourteen and pregnant with me,” she said. “We moved in an area called Overtown which is an inner-city area. The apartments were very small —  the place must have been 500 square feet — but it felt like a mansion.”