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The Spring 2015 SPOHP Internship Application is Now Available Online!

The Spring 2015 academic internship will be taught by graduate coordinators Jessica Taylor and Kyle Bridge. Applications are due December 1, 2014.

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Dr. Ortiz at Museum of Florida History “Civil Rights in the Sunshine State” Speaker Series

Dr. Ortiz discussed the period preceding the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s on September 26, 2014, in “Preparing for the Civil Rights Movement,” part of the museum’s series with prominent leaders and historians.

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Museum of Florida History “Civil Rights in the Sunshine State Exhibit” to Run Nov. 7 – Apr. 5

The MFH presents “Civil Rights in the Sunshine State” through artifacts, videos, interactive elements, and narratives.

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Annual Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Awards Ceremony to Honor Gainesville Citizens, December 7

The Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, with Rev. Milford Griner, will remember  Rosa Parks and honor local leaders with the Quiet Courage Awards on Sunday, December 7 at 3:30 p.m. Past honorees have… Read More

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Congratulations to David Isay of StoryCorps on the 2015 TED Prize!

SPOHP worked with StoryCorps last year to bring Latino students, Florida Opportunity scholars, and local community groups into the initiative, and SPOHP’ers also participated as interview teams. Read more from NYT.


Oral Histories with Veterans Transform the Ways that Interns Study American History

Every semester, SPOHP’s interns are in some way touched by United States servicemen, past and present. Whether they transcribe a sixty-year-old recording with one of the last living Civil War… Read More

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UF Oral History Students Open Shop in Virginia

The UF History Department highlighted SPOHP’s inaugural Virginia Fieldwork in Folklore research trip, organized by graduate coordinator Jessica Taylor to bring students into the tidewater region and collect oral histories.