City of Miami Black Police Precinct Courthouse and Museum Guided Tour and Catered Reception, Hosted by the FBA South Florida Chapter’s Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee
On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Committee of the South Florida Chapter of the FBA held a guided tour and catered reception at the historical Black Precinct Courthouse and Museum in Miami, Florida. The program was subsidized by a diversity grant from the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association. The event was a huge success. The Museum’s mission, consistent with the objectives of the Committee, is to acquire, preserve, display, and promote collections of a historical nature that will be of educational value to the preservation of African American history as it relates to the struggles and accomplishments of Black Police Officers in Overtown, as they served during the pre-Civil Rights era of the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. The program was attended by South Florida Chapter membership, as well as attorneys involved in affinity bar associations in South Florida, who were guided and educated by retired Police Lieutenant Archie McKay. Lt. McKay served from 1955 until his retirement in 1980 as a Detective, including time at the Overtown precinct.
- Category: Civics and Community Outreach / Law Student Events
- Date: August 1, 2019
- Start Time: 4:00 p.m.
- End Time: 6:00 p.m.