View the latest What’s Good guide for fun things to do in Gainesville and Alachua County.

Scroll down to view a calendar of things to do in Gainesville and Alachua County. Help plan your visit with these submissions from local organizers. You can search by date or keyword, and change your layout from month or list view, by day or browse by images.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Mississippi Freedom Project Town Hall

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Have you ever wondered how researchers collect primary historical evidence? Well at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program we preserve history by interviewing the people who lived it!

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program has been conducting experiential learning for sixteen years running through this 8-day and 7-night trip. Each of our 2023 students learned about the lives of activists, politicians, and community leaders in the Mississippi Delta by conducting oral history interviews. These stories revealed community-member’s experiences during the Civil Rights Movement and an ongoing struggle against racial and economic inequality in the Delta.

This year our students traveled through Pensacola, Florida where they learned about the impact of community organizing; Elaine, Arkansas to see how the Elaine Legacy Center continues to memorialize the 1919 Elaine Massacre; Glendora, Mississippi to learn how the murder of Emmett Till sparked the Civil Rights Movement; Tuskegee, Alabama to learn about the impact of historically black colleges and universities; and Montgomery, Alabama to visit the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and Memorial for Peace and Justice. See what their fieldwork uncovered while they traveled through each location.


February 7
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Tags:
Event Website »


Pugh Hall Ocora
241 Pugh Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
+ Google Map

This publication contains information about events, venues and activities in Alachua County, Florida. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors or omissions in the information provided. For complete details, contact the host directly. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not represent, warrant, undertake or guarantee that the information is correct, accurate, complete or non-misleading. We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage. If a section of this disclaimer is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other sections of this disclaimer continue in effect.