Vice Chairwoman Edmonson honored by Historic Hampton House Trust
Dr. Enid Pinkney, left, President of the Historic Hampton House Trust, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson (center) and Opa-locka Vice Mayor Dorothy "Dottie" Johnson, Chair of the Trust's Board of Directors, share a laugh during a concert presented at historic Trinity Cathedral, 464 N.E. 16th St., Miami on Saturday, May 21, 2011.
The event, held in honor of Vice Chairwoman Edmonson, featured entertainment by jazz entertainers Charlie "Doc" Austin and Alice Day as well as the Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches and served as a fundraiser for the rebuilding of the Hampton House motel, located on N.W. 27th. Avenue in the heart of Brownsville. The Hampton House, built in 1954, was one of a handful of segregation-era motels which catered to black celebrities, local musicians and families visiting South Florida. It is now a Miami-Dade historic landmark.