Meet the founder

Meet the founder

Dr. Enid Pinkney

In 2015, The Historic Hampton House started its restoration of the Miami Green Book motel on a $6 million budget, thanks to the efforts of the preservationist Dr. Enid Pinkney’s single-minded focus.

After nearly two years of construction, the Historic Hampton House was restored and updated to function as a historic and cultural epicenter in Miami’s Brownsville corridor.

With the completion of the facility in the budget, the Historic Hampton House is now challenged to become a reputable and renowned museum empowered to share America’s story of discrimination and racism as it relates to African Americans and people of color.

As the matriarch, Dr. Pinkney, her vision and committed passion, continues to be the driving force behind the Hampton House and its future.

Pinkney was born the third of four children on October 15, 1931, in Miami-Dade County, Florida, to Lenora and Henry Curtis. She graduated from the all-black Booker T. Washington High School in Miami in 1949, receiving a B.A. from Talladega College in 1953 and an M.S. from Barry University in 1967.

Pinkney worked as a social worker from 1953 to 1955, after which she worked in the Dade County Public School System until she retired as Assistant Principal at South Miami Middle School in 1991.

Dr. Enid Pinkney

In 2015, The Historic Hampton House started its restoration of the Miami Green Book motel on a $6 million budget, thanks to the efforts of the preservationist Dr. Enid Pinkney’s single-minded focus.

After nearly two years of construction, the Historic Hampton House was restored and updated to function as a historic and cultural epicenter in Miami’s Brownsville corridor.

With the completion of the facility in the budget, the Historic Hampton House is now challenged to become a reputable and renowned museum empowered to share America’s story of discrimination and racism as it relates to African Americans and people of color.

As the matriarch, Dr. Pinkney, her vision and committed passion, continues to be the driving force behind the Hampton House and its future.

Pinkney was born the third of four children on October 15, 1931, in Miami-Dade County, Florida, to Lenora and Henry Curtis. She graduated from the all-black Booker T. Washington High School in Miami in 1949, receiving a B.A. from Talladega College in 1953 and an M.S. from Barry University in 1967.

Pinkney worked as a social worker from 1953 to 1955, after which she worked in the Dade County Public School System until she retired as Assistant Principal at South Miami Middle School in 1991.

Pinkney is married to Frank Pinkney, who is also involved with the Trust.

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