What’s New…Images of America: Miami’s Richmond Heights


About the Book

Images of America: Miami’s Richmond Heights is a book that uniquely captures this southwest community. It was founded in 1949 by Capt. Frank Crawford Martin for black World War II veterans.  Captain Martin, also a veteran, thought this community would be a good business venture but, for a white man in the late 1940s, this venture turned into a tool for social change leading all the way to the White House.  Miami’s Richmond Heights chronicles the beginnings of the original residents who are World War II veterans, Tuskegee Airmen, Fortune 500 presidents, doctors, university professors, and many other professionals.  It explores the vision for the community, how this vision translated to the residents, and to Pres. Harry Truman’s involvement.

About the Authors

Patricia Harper Garrett is a sitting Florida Democratic committeewoman for Precinct 802 and has had her roots in Richmond Heights since 1956 while an elementary school student.  As a fourth-generation school educator, she retired from Miami-Dade County Public Schools after 35 years of service.  Born and raised in Richmond Heights, Jessica Garrett Modkins’ career has evolved into that of a modern-day renaissance woman.  Her mastery of several disciplines has lead to successful careers as an executive in broadcast news, consumer marketing, and the music industry.  This mother-daughter duo made preserving the historic details of Richmond Heights their mission.

In Stores

The book is currently in stores and available online where books are sold.  The book can be found at http://www.MiamisRichmondHeights.com

Contact | Interviews & Bookings

To schedule a book signing, an interview, event appearances, and for additional information please email bookings@hiprockstar.com.

Booked engagements include the University of Miami, Miami Dade College, Florida International University, and The Symposium: An Afternoon with the Authors.  Please check http://www.MiamisRichmondHeights.com/events-appearances/ for exact dates and additional information.

  1. Angela

    I love your site! So Proud of you my Sister! xoxo, Angela

    • JessicaModkins

      and I can’t wait for you to see the original Twila on her front porch. It was so cute. That was so cover worthy.

  2. Marcine

    Hey “J”, congratulations lady! I can’t wait to check it out!!!

  3. brenda cambridge

    Jessica im looking for a picture clipping frm the miami hearld I think its a pic of the girls who ran track here in richmond heights it was hanging at richmond park they were shirley ashley, dorthy black, janie clay, johnnie mae bradshaw


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