Honoring the Past while embracing the future! In doing so we honor these individuals who have had a significant impact on the history of the City of Miami.


Enid Curtis Pinkney was born in Miami, Florida in Overtown of Bahamian parentage, and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1949. She received a B. A. degree from Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama in Social Science; an M. S. degree from Barry University, Miami, Florida in Guidance and Counseling, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida.

Arva Moore Parks McCabe

Arva Moore Parks McCabe is a historian, author and preservationist in Miami, Florida. A University of Florida Alumnus, she was inducted into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame (1986) and was honored in Coral Gables Citizen of the Year.


Paul S. George is the Resident Historian at the HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate in downtown Miami. A native Miamian, Dr. George is a graduate of Miami Dade Community College and the University of Miami. He holds a Masters and a doctoral degree in history from Florida State University. 

Dr. Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields was born on December 31, 1942 in Miami, Florida. She was raised as an only child in the African American neighborhood of Overtown, formerly known as Colored Town. The family then purchased property in the Brown Subdivision of Miami. Fields attended Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School and Booker T. Washington High School. In high school, Fields was a member of the concert and marching band, and excelled in journalism.


Dr. Marvin Dunn taught in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University for thirty-four years, retiring as head of the department in 2006. He was born in DeLand, Florida, and was educated in the Florida public school system. His family moved to Miami in 1951.