“This project is of utmost importance,” said Commissioner Moss. “When we mourn the loss of an elder, we mourn the loss of a connection to our past. They take with them the history of struggle, resilience and pride that has served us well for hundreds of years. These are the stories of self-determination that inspired the founders of historic communities in South Dade like Richmond Heights, West Perrine, Goulds, Naranja, Homestead and Florida City, just to name a few.”
Commissioner Moss kicked off this project on the fourth Sunday in February by inviting churches to video or audio tape seniors and members of their congregations who have valuable black history to share, and to forward those files to the Black History Bank. This history will be stored and made available at the South Dade Black History Center to be located in the future Larcenia Bullard Plaza in Richmond Heights.