Historic Lyric Theater
Without Vision, the People Perish..........
Isaac Decoste is a long time resident of the Overtown Community. He joined the Black Archives in 2016 as a part-time event staffer, and worked his way up to becoming the Lead Facilities Service Administrator. His responsibilities include building access, maintaining the safety protocols of the facility, and monitoring facility and its grounds.
Angelic Pittman-Jeffers is a native of Miami, Florida where she is a graduate of Miami Norland Senior High’s Class of 1990. She received her BS in Accounting from FAMU and her BA in Management/ International Business from FIU. She has worked in various industries and has worked for well-known companies such as Blockbuster, Honeywell, Lennar and Warner-Brothers. She has been working in the Accounting field for over 20 years and has held positions as Accounting Clerk, Senior Accountant, Controller and Business Manager.
Javalin Lovett, Jr.
Javalin Lovett Jr. is a Fort Lauderdale native who graduated from Nova High School in Davie and studied Accounting at Florida Memorial University. He joined the Black Archives in 2017, and serves as the Finance Coordinator. Javalin is also serves as a proud member of Freemasonry San Salvador Lodge #603.
Mr. Atkins has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Radford University. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He completed an archivist internship with McConnell Library at Radford University. Devon has served on several committees whose mission was to serve the needs of the community. In addition, Devon is a Florida public notary. Devon has served on the executive board of the Rho Zeta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. as the Vice President. He has also led and assisted many student organization groups such as Men of Standards, Black Student Association, NAACP, DAP (Diversity Awareness Programming), and CDI (Center of Diversity Inclusion).
Ms. Pritchett has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in African New World Studies from Florida International University and an Associate’s degree in Journalism from Miami-Dade College. Prior to her work at the Black Archives, she worked as a journalist for a decade, and then an outreach liaison for a maternal and infant health non-profit organization. She has served the Black Archives as Development Coordinator, and now is Operations and Programming Manager, facilitating the organization’s fundraising, marketing, and programming efforts.
Mr. Berthin has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Florida International University, where he was part of the History Honor Society and graduated as a Dean’s List Student. He is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Science in Information program at Florida State University, an ALA accredited program. He started at the Archives as an intern in Fall 2018, and has since been brought on to a full-time staff position.
Ms. Melton is a researcher of African American history and culture. Her current research explores the history and experiences of African American libraries and librarianship in the state of Florida prior to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from University of South Florida and Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University.