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Miami Historian, A Talladega College Graduate, Wins National Preservation Award (5072 hits)

Community activist, historian, and former assistant principal, Mrs. Enid Pinkney won a major national award along with 22 other recipients in Washington state last month.

Mrs. Pinkney, a 1953 Talladega College graduate won the Peter H. Brink Award for Individual Achievement in Historic Preservation. The award was presented at the national conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Spokane Washington. Mrs. Pinkney formed the Historic Hampton Community Trust to help preserve the Hampton House Motel in Brownsville, (Miami) Florida. This hotel was a premier hotel and one of only a handful that catered to African American celebrities during segregation. The motel was visited by Malcom X, Martin Luther, King, Jr. Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali.

This Talladega College alumna has worked tirelessly for decades to preserve African American history in her native Miami, Florida. She is the unofficial historian of Brownsville, Florida. She has written a book on its history and produced several videos about Brownsville. Mrs. Pinkney has worked on numerous projects to conserve the history of blacks in Miami. She became the first black president of the Dade Heritage Trust historic preservation organization in 1988.

A YouTube video presentation about the Hampton House project can be seen online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYHya9CBVnc.


ABOUT TALLADEGA COLLEGE
Talladega College, founded in 1867, is Alabama's oldest historically black private college and among the oldest liberal arts colleges in the nation. Located in the historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama, the college offers a range of degrees in four divisions: Business and Administration, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Education. Talladega College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate degrees; and the school holds several institutional memberships. For more information visit www.talladega.edu
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