Freedom Summer Symposium, Sept. 30-Oct.1, Includes American Experience Documentary Screening and Panel

Join SPOHP, the UF African American Studies Program, and the UF Religion Dept. for a screening of the documentary “Freedom Summer” and a panel of scholars and activists reflecting on its legacy.

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Congratulations to Jeffrey Flanagan, SPOHP’s Volunteer of the Quarter for Summer 2014!

Jeffrey Flanagan, who has volunteered for the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program through spring and summer 2014, recently completed a major project enabling SPOHP’s podcast collection to go online. He… Read More

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June 2014 Reunion for the Largest Mass Arrest of Rabbis in US History Now Available Online: ‘Justice, Justice 1964′

16 rabbis protesting in St. Augustine at Martin Luther King Jr.’s request were arrested in June 1964. Video produced by SPOHP at the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society reunion event.

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Welcome Back, Interns & Volunteers, for Fall 2014 at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program!

The internship class, taught by Jessica Taylor and Matt Simmons, began August 25. Volunteers return to the week of September 1.

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Remembering Dr. Seymour S. Block, UF Chemical Engineering

Dr. Block’s life and work at the University of Florida is remembered in the Gainesville Sun. His oral histories at SPOHP archives are in GHS 062 (1971) and UF 346 (2014).

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SPOHP Feature in Senior Times, August 2014

“Living History: UF Program Captures Memories Through Recordings,” by Amanda Williamson, Senior Times, August 2014. Pick up a copy or read online today! Senior Times, Gainesville’s local award-winning resource for active… Read More


August 13 Battle of Gainesville Symposium: The Civil War’s Legacy in Alachua County

Join the Matheson Museum on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. with Dr. Paul Ortiz, Dr. Matt Gallman, and Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, tracing the history of Alachua County’s African American families from… Read More