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From Segregation to Black Lives Matter: African American Oral History Symposium

March 21 - March 23


A Symposium and Celebration of the Opening of the Joel Buchanan
African American Oral History Archive at the University of Florida

Now in its tenth year, the African American History Project (AAHP) at the University of Florida has
recorded hundreds of African American elders throughout Florida and beyond, discussing
family memories of slavery; resistance to segregation; the modern civil rights movement;
narratives of Black and Latinx intersectionality; and much more. Funded by the UF Office of
the Provost, AAHP has generated over twenty-five public history programs, university
seminars, and community-based workshops across the country.

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is celebrating with a three-day public symposium from March, 21st-23rd 2019. We hope to create an interactive platform for constructive dialogue so we can all discuss the latest trends in African American history from K-12 to higher education. Attending scholars, educators, and community leaders are encouraged to reach out to anyone who may be interested in engaging with these critical topics. Please join us to take part in dialogue surrounding African American history through films, podcasts, book signings, and lectures at the symposium.


March 21
March 23
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The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
1545 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32603 United States
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(352) 273-2525
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