The Board of Trustees and the Host Committee of “Legacy Day”at the Historic Hampton House invites you to join us as we celebrate the rich history of the Historic Hampton House. The commemoration will honor the contributions and the instrumental role of our own Historian and Preservationist Dr. Enid Pinkney, as we celebrate this dual opportunity on her 90th Birthday.
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Then, join us for this grand celebration at the Hampton House as we take a walk down “History Lane,” detailing Dr. Pinkney’s heroic contributions and the sacrifices she has made during the process of bringing the Hampton House back to the iconic treasure that stands today.
This special evening includes a multimedia presentation featuring engaging conversations, live classical, jazz, and Hip Hop music that will permeate the halls of the Hampton House.
Lush libations and dinner will be on tap for a most delightful evening. We will offer the Legacy Stroll through the museum, and doors will open at 4 pm when the festivities start.
Dr. Enid Pinkney
Date and time
Sat, October 16, 2021
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Historic Hampton House
4240 Northwest 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
* Miss USA stopped by HHH to visit and took pictures that were later included on her social feed
*Saje Nicole, the first Haitian Sports Illustrated swimsuit model chose the Hampton House to do her interview with Deco Drive https://wsvn.com/entertainment/fort-lauderdale-model-saje-nicole-becomes-first-haitian-model-on-cover-of-sports-illustrated-swimsuit-edition/
*Jackson State football team stopped by for an impromptu visit
*Florida A&M University did the same by stopping by the Hampton House
*Teeny Violins– violin lessons for the “teeny” ones in the community & Early Learning Centers in Brownesville & Liberty City
*The Brownesville United Music Project (BUMP) in partnership with the University of Miami begins a new semester teaching children of Brownesville & Liberty City to play drums, brass & string instruments
AS we conclude the ending of summer, the Historic Hampton House can now reflect on a year that has brought about tremendous progress in its attempt to redefine itself as the most significant Green Book Motel during the era of segregation. While its rich history deserves preservation, The Hampton House is also shaping its future as the most important cultural and historically African American museum in Florida. But for the moment, let’s take a quick look back at 2021.
“One Night In Miami”- Hampton House becomes the fifth character
At the start of 2021, the Hampton House featured the debut of One Night In Miami, a film production based on the screenplay written by Kemp Powers. It was February 25th, 1964, twenty-two-year-old boxing sensation, then Cassius Clay defeated the heavyweight champion of the world, Sonny Liston, to claim the title at the Miami Convention Center. The gathering of the four iconic legends, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, and NFL great, Jim Brown, at the Hampton House, highlighted the tremendous disparities and the effect of segregation and the impact of Jim Crow laws.
The Hampton House screening, later followed by a Q&A that featured NFL Hall of Fame great Jim Brown and the African American scholar & author, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, who both graced the Hampton House not soon forgotten.
Chaka Khan & Eric Benet perform at the Hampton House
While ambitious, in the months that followed, May and June featured two legendary artists at the Hampton House in a supper club, concert-style setting featuring Eric Benet and Chaka Khan under the stars where so many other iconic legends performed at poolside. Later interviewed on Deco Drive (WSVN), Eric Benet stated, “it will be a legendary night.”
At the ending of her performance, Chaka Khan thanked the attending audience after her spectacular performance at the Hampton House by saying, “thank you, Hampton House, I am now part of the rich history where so many legends before me performed.”
The attention of these concerts, while inspiring to those familiar with the Hampton House, provided new awareness to the many that are now its core supporters.
As part of that new direction, the Hampton House now joins forces with the Office of The Mayor with the debut of “Knowledge is Power”, a Town Hall series that focuses on Health, Education & Finance. Free to the attending audience, this co-branded initiative will focus on much-needed programming that lends attention through this Town Hall style, community-based initiative that is certain to educate and empower an audience, often neglected and underserved.
As the momentum continues,“What’s New with Maria Taylor”, a Culture and Lifestyle program that features the talented Maria Taylor who’ll add range to any topic she covers as she delves into stories & features that interest us all through an insightful approach, assured to keep your attention.
Closing out is “House Call with Dr. J”, featuring NBA legend Julius Erving via podcast at the Hampton House later this year with possible co-host Kevin Heart. This opportunity will cover and unearth a new perspective with the intended guests as conversations round out topics that include race, politics, sports, culture, and topical subjects that impact our daily and current lives.
But, respectively, this will all take a back seat to the intended Gala that will feature Dr. Enid Pinkney and the celebration of her 90th birthday on October 16th (please see the website for further details).
The Hampton House moves forward, distinguishing itself as the epicenter of a deserving community that will deliver curated art, music & entertainment, cultural-specific literacy, politics that impact the community while providing programming and ensuring an environment for its children unattainable elsewhere. This understanding, while forged with this unique responsibility, is committed to each individual’s needs and the impact that it brings.
The Black News Channel (BNC) feature will lend focus to the Hampton House’s heyday. It summarizes its near demise, the influence, and dedicated commitment by its founder Dr. Enid Pinkney in its pursuit for preservation and restoration.
What has been inspiring is the support of our local community leaders that features Commissioner Keon Hardemon and mayor-elect Daniella Levine Cava. Fulfilling an earlier campaign promise to turn the tide on the county’s underinvestment in economically vulnerable communities and fully engage all residents, the Mayor is now delivering on this promise through her proposed fiscal 2021 budget that commits to funding for foundations like the Hampton House.
Serving as district and county leaders, both the commissioner and the Mayor’s united presence represents an affirmation of their commitment to the Hampton House and similar cultural museums and community foundations.
In the end, the Hampton House understands its much-needed services that extend to all communities of color and beyond. With this understanding, the Hampton House opens its arms and embraces not just the African American community but welcomes their Latino brothers and sisters and all living in neighboring communities, often sharing parallel struggles as immigrants of this great nation.