The Historic Society is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving and disseminating historical information about Richmond Heights, an area in Miami developed by Captain Frank Crawford Martin in 1949. Crawford created Richmond Heights as a self-sufficient “town” where black World War II veterans and their families could build homes and create a community.
The history of Richmond Heights has begun to fade as the community’s pioneers have passed away. Founder and Executive Director Jessica Garret Modkins hopes to share the story of Richmond Heights through The Historic Society’s Symposium and other annual events.
The 2014 Symposium will feature a discussion of residents’ social lives during segregation, the struggle to open Richmond Heights Elementary School and the historic ledger with property sales information.
WHEN: Saturday, December 27, 2014, 2 – 4 p.m
Frank C. Martin International K-8 Center Elementary School
14250 Boggs Dr.
Miami, FL 33176
TICKETS: This event is free and open to the public.