Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

Miami Historian, A Talladega College Graduate, Wins National Preservation Award (6144 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
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Friday, December 21st 2012 at 3:44PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Nationwide Insurance and BlueVine Offers An Opportunity To Win $100,000 For Your Small Business
Leonard Smoot, Miles College Head Golf Coach Named SIAC 2019 Coach of the Year
Reps. Adams and Walker Introduce the FUTURE Act for HBCUs and MSIs
Home Depot Announces 2019 Retool Your School Award Recipients with Guests Shannon Sharpe and Rickey Smiley
Alabama State University's Graetz Symposium Discusses Nonviolent Resistance in Todayís World!
Mr. and Miss Oakwood University 2019-2020
Angela Rye to Deliver Texas Southern University's Commencement Address
Scholarship Opportunity for Those Interested in Cable, TV, Print, Digital, and Internet Sales!
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Black America Resources
100 Black Men of America
www.100blackmen.org

Black America's Political Action Committee (BAMPAC)
www.bampac.org

Black America Study
www.blackamericastudy.com

Black America Web
www.blackamericaweb.com

CNN Black In America Special
www.cnn.com/blackinamerica

NUL State of Black America Report
www.nul.org

Most Popular Bloggers
deacon ron gray has logged 171869 blog subscribers!
elly moss has logged 87432 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 79349 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 51633 blog subscribers!
miisrael bride has logged 38502 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Jobs
Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Health and Justice with NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene in Long Island City, NY.
Associate Manager, Email and Direct Marketing with Walgreens in Deerfield , IL.
Publishing Sales Representative- Eugene or Portland, OR with W.W. Norton & Company in Portland or Eugene, OR.
BENEFITS ANALYST with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts in Hershey, PA.
DIGITAL AUTOMATION MARKETING MANAGER with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts in Hershey, PA.
>> more | add