MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A delicate thread, binding the roots of African Americans and Caribbean nationals of color in the United States may just have become stronger with the recent opening of two sites here which reflect history more similar than different.

The Honorable Shirley Anita Chisholm was a well accomplished politician, author, and educator. She was born in 1924 to parents Charles St. Hill of British Guiana and Ruby Seale of Barbados. She spent a part of her childhood in Barbados and considers herself Barbadian-American. 

Deryck Lance Murray (born 20 May 1943) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago is a former West Indies cricketer.A wicket keeper and right-handed batsman, Murray kept wicket to the West Indian fast bowling attacks of the 1970s (including Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Colin Croft); his glove-work effected 189 Test dismissals and greatly enhanced the potency of the bowling attack.

In South Florida, the name Elysze Held is synonymous with style. As founder and president of the Miami fashion consulting firm, Style Out of the City. Celebrity Stylist Held has been featured as the style expert on Style segments for FOX/WSVN 7; Deco Drive and CBS 4; has styled and been profiled in fashion editorials for Miami Modern Luxury Magazine, Miami Herald"s INDULGE Magazine; Ocean Drive, Aventura Magazine and Brickell Magazine.

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