Lecturer Doria Dee Johnson presents From Grandpa to Emmett to Trayvon, Tuesday March 31 at 7PM

This discussion explores U.S. social changes from the murders of her Grandpa Crawford in 1916, to Emmett Till in 1955, to Trayvon Martin in 2012.  Happens Tuesday March 31 at 7PM at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, 480 NW 11th Street, Miami, FL  33136. Sponsored by Urban Philanthropies.  FREE.  Open to the public

Comments Off on Lecturer Doria Dee Johnson presents From Grandpa to Emmett to Trayvon, Tuesday March 31 at 7PM Continue Reading →

Improving Community-Policing Relations Discussion, Tuesday, February 24 at 7pm

Let your voice be heard on Community Policing, Stand Your Ground, Reducing Stereotypes and Using Mugshots as Targets.  Panel members include: Senator Dwight Bullard, Representative Shevrin Jones, Lt. Archie McKay, Bishop James D. Adams, Rene T. Gordon, Esq., and Troy E. Wright.  Moderated by Jimmy Brown.

Comments Off on Improving Community-Policing Relations Discussion, Tuesday, February 24 at 7pm Continue Reading →

Lt. Archie McKay 2014

Lt. Archie McKay served at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum and made a significant contribution in law enforcement in the City of Miami in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Special thanks to UM Student, Kelsey Tabor, who produced the video.

At the Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum

Museum honors first black police officers

MIAMI (WSVN) — As part of Black History Month, the City of Miami Black Police Precinct honored some officers who made history. On Thursday, the museum recognized the first five African-American police officers who patrolled the streets of Miami back in 1944. The officers are known as Ralph White, Moody Hall, Clyde Lee, Edward Kimball, […]

Museum Photos Collage

Miami’s first Black cops remember “joy and pain”

Pinder leads colleagues in exposing youth to a proud legacy   Miami’s getaway resorts and pristine beaches may be one of the top choices for tourists today, but in years past, segregation kept both Black visitors and Black Miamians locked out. In fact, racial segregation, formerly the law of the land, extended to every facet […]

Jessie Hill

Jessie Hill

Retired Officer Jesse Hill, with Sampson in the background, at the City of Miami Black Police Precinct and Courthouse on Jan 15, 2009, the day of the Ribbon Cutting after years of hard work and renovation.