Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields

February 2024

Join us for an enlightening conversation as Melanie Damian interviews Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, a distinguished historian dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of the African American community in South Florida. Dr. Fields, who stood in the forefront of the civil rights movement alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, shares her remarkable journey. With her family's roots spanning 120 years as first inhabitants in Miami, she provides a unique perspective on her deep connection to the city's history. Explore how she founded The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc., taking African American heritage to a national level.

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About Women in Focus

Melanie Damian spearheads the project for IWF Florida, conducting insightful 10-minute interviews with members, delving into their professional accomplishments and personal journeys. This initiative aims to foster a deeper sense of connection and understanding among the members, allowing them to learn and appreciate each other's diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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About Women in Focus

Melanie Damian spearheads the project for IWF Florida, conducting insightful 10-minute interviews with members, delving into their professional accomplishments and personal journeys. This initiative aims to foster a deeper sense of connection and understanding among the members, allowing them to learn and appreciate each other's diverse experiences and backgrounds.