Hyacinth P. Morgan was born in Kingston, Jamaica. After High School she immigrated to the United States and was a resident of New York for 37 years. During those years, Ms. Morgan attended New York University and received degrees in Business and International Studies. She spent her very long career with the Kenya Mission to the United Nations and the United Nations Development Programme where she worked in various capacities. For approximately fifteen years, she was involved in efforts to combat HIV-AIDs through the MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Campaign and to promote the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty.
Ms. Morgan retired in 2005 from the United Nations and relocated to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where she became a member and volunteer at the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum. In 2016 she was appointed to the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum Board. She quickly saw the need for extra help with special events. She played a vital role in the success of the 25th Black Heritage Festival Banquet (2015), the Wine & Cheese Membership Social (2016), Kwanzaa Celebration (2016), and the Black Heritage Festival (2017). In addition to these volunteer opportunities, she volunteers with the special Photography Class, co-sponsored by the Crealde School of Art, Winter Park and the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum. She travels with the group as a chaperone on field trips to the Crealde School of Art in Winter Park.
Ms. Morgan is an active member of the Allen Chapel AME Church of New Smyrna Beach.
Thank you Ms. Morgan for all that you do for the museum and the community. The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum is pleased to nominate you as our Volunteer of the Month. Congratulations!