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Rita Jean Eggleton Carter Perry was born on July 24, 1938, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. As a young child, her family relocated to Detroit, Michigan where she spent her youth and attended Detroit Public Schools. She was the daughter of Christine A. Eggleton Luffborough and the city’s first Black Prosecuting Attorney, Jesse B. Eggleton, Sr., who provided the foundation for her passion for equality and justice. As a young woman, she was very active in fighting for fairness and equal rights during one of our nation’s most trying times – the Civil Rights Movement. 

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – Performers dressed in traditional folkloric costumes paid homage to Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela at Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan’s 12th annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sept. 15 at Country Village Park.

DALLAS, Texas, Tues. Sept. 11, 2018: Prime Minister of the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, Allen Chastanet, stood alongside the family of St. Lucian immigrant, Botham Shem Jean Monday, and expressed the hope that the Dallas, Texas justice system will take the right course.

The Haitian Heritage Museum was saddened to learn about the passing of Mr. Daniel Fils Aime, the Founder of the Haitian American Historical Society. We honored Mr. Fils Aime back in 2006 with the Haitian Heritage Museum Haitian Pillar Award he was truly a beacon of light for the Haitian American Community both locally, and internationally.

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