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Saving Our History: The Preservation of Black Historic Sites

September 2, 2009

historical-museum-1Historical museum of southern Florida
202 West Flagler Street Downtown Miami
Free and open to the public

Over the past two decades, the number of black historic sites in Miami undergoing preservation battles and successes has increased significantly. Come hear the leaders of these projects share the unique history of sites as Virginia key Beach, the Hampton House and the Black Precinct and their herculean efforts to save these spaces from city bulldozers, neglect and commercial development.

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Panelists

Clarence Dickson, former chief of the Miami Police Department, Black Museum

Helen Gage, Preservationist, Bethel House African Bahamian Museum
Enid Pinkey, Ph.D., Chairwoman, Historic Hampton
House preservation Board
Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, Vice-Chairman, Virginia Key Beach
Park Trust

Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Ph.D., Historian and Founder, The Back Archives, History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc.

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