The Little Haiti Cultural Center was the setting for the nineteenth unveiling of the AT&T Miami-Dade County African-American History Calendar presented by The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald and The Black Archives.
It was standing room only at the Center as eleven women were honored each month of the years and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was the community organization honored. Women displayed artistic talent through spoken word, dance and song. WHQT Hot 105’s Rodney Baltimore served as host and jazz songstress Nikki Kidd provided entertainment.
This year’s calendar was developed based on the 2012 Black History theme selected by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History – “Black Women in American Culture and History”.
￼Here’s an excerpt from their summary:
From the American Revolution to the present, African American women have played a myriad of critical roles in the making of our nation. Their labor and leadership, their motherhood and patriotism, and their intellect and artistic expression have all enriched both the African American community and the nation at large. In slavery and freedom, their struggles have been at the heart of the human experience, and their triumphs over racism and sexism are a testimonial to our common human spirit.
The 2012-2013 Honorees have definitely enriched the lives of many. They are:
- Alice W. Johnson, Ed.D.
- Georgiana Johnson Bethel
- Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns
- Commissioner Juanita Smith
- Charlie Powell Albury, Psy. D.
- Florene Litthcut Nichols
- Alyce Martin
- Eunice W. Liberty
- Vickie M. Smith Jackson
- Dorothy W. Graham
- Mary Williams Woodard
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Thank you to Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, Chair of the South Florida chapter of the AT&T Community NETwork; Marshall Criser III, president of AT&T Florida; Sandy Thomas and Monique of AT&T and special thanks to Karen Tynes of The Miami Herald.
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