Black Pioneer Home Restoration Fund

$435 of $190k goal

Raised by 6 people in 1 month
Sandra Riley
for Crystal Parrot Inc
Mariah Brown's home seeks to become a community-curated museum for young people to experience pioneer life in South Florida.

Before there was a Miami, there was Coconut Grove. Mariah came from the Bahamas to make a better life for her family. Working as a washerwoman at the Peacock Inn, she saved money to buy land and build a house on what is now called historic Charles Avenue.

Over 100  years ago, Mariah created the Village West community with churches, a school and a library. Mariah Brown is only one of countless remarkable women who devoted her energy on behalf on community welfare.

We want to save her house and open it as a museum that reflects the African-American and African-Bahamian pioneer spirit, keeps Mariah's story alive, and provides our children with a home where they can experience history.

With your support we can finish the construction of the building this year. A non-profit corporation, Crystal Parrot has been involved in the museum project since 2003 when it initially raised money from the play "Mariah Brown."

Please share Mariah's legacy with all of your friends.

-- The Crystal Parrots
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$435 of $190k goal

Raised by 6 people in 1 month
Created March 11, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Crystal Parrot Inc
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South Miami, FL
EIN: 651261027
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This project has languished too long. Step up Grovites, and let's get this done.

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