Just outside Liberty City, you’ll find Brownsville, a neighborhood frequented by influential athletes, entertainers and civil rights leaders during the fifties and sixties, when Miami was segregated.
Brownsville is home to the Historic Hampton House, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. first rehearsed a draft of his “I Have a Dream” speech and organized strategic meetings on how to integrate Miami.
For the last 18 years, Dr. Enid Curtis Pinkney has dedicated herself to preserving and restoring the Historic Hampton House.
Today, the newly restored building provides a forum for educational, cultural and historic activities.
“I want to help the community to respect itself and to celebrate its culture and its history and to be aware of who we are,” said Dr. Pinkney.
The Hampton House will be hosting Jazz and Blues events throughout the month to celebrate Black History month. They also have a recurring film series that happens every third Thursday of the month.