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SPOHP-ed Written by Mississippi Freedom Trip Researchers Published in the Gainesville Sun

Published: Aug 8th, 2017

Marcela Murillo and Chad Chavira participated in our 10th Annual Mississippi Freedom Project trip last month. Check out their op-ed, “Effects of Till’s Murder Still Felt Today,” through which they… Read More

Spring 2017 Internship Class Podcasts: Civic Engagement

Spring 2017 Internship Class Podcasts: Civic Engagement

Published: May 10th, 2017

With the help of coordinators Raja Rahim and Ryan Thompson, the Spring 2017 interns produced podcasts about Civic Engagement at the University of Florida. University of Florida Digital Collections Archive… Read More

Fall 2017 Internship Applications Are Now Available

Published: Apr 3rd, 2017

The Fall 2017 Internship Application is now open!  SPOHP’s semester-long academic internship is available to graduate and undergraduate students for credit as an introduction to the field of oral history. The… Read More

Mississippi Freedom Project Partnership Recognized by Oral History Association with Elizabeth B. Mason Award

Published: Feb 4th, 2016

Last fall, the OHA granted the award to the mini-grant partnership between SPOHP and George A. Smathers Libraries for the “Freedom Summer Oral History and Library Curation Project” in 2013-2014.

SPOHP Alumna Jessica Taylor in Oral History Review for Summer/Fall 2015: “We’re on Fire”

Published: Oct 1st, 2015

Taylor wrote for the Summer/Fall 2015 Oral History Review, drawing from the Mississippi Freedom Project to discuss the preservation, commemoration, and rebirth of Mississippi’s Civil Rights Sites.

San Francisco Bay View: Tribute to Civil Rights Activist Margaret Block

Published: Jul 6th, 2015

Margaret Stroud Block, long time civil rights activist, passed away June 20 in Cleveland, Mississippi, where she was born and raised. She lectured at universities and organizations throughout the U.S.,… Read More

“Students explore civil rights history” with the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

Published: Jul 1st, 2015

Read about coverage in the Natchez Democrat of SPOHP’s recent Mississippi Freedom Project trip, including the “Unfinished Business, Race, Democracy, and the Ongoing Struggle for Civil Rights” panel with AAHP graduate coordinators.

Celebrating the Life of Margaret Block, Civil Rights Activist and Inspiring Mississippi Freedom Teacher

Published: Jun 23rd, 2015

Ms. Margaret Block passed away in June 2015. Join the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program in sharing memories of her life and legacy.

“I Never Will Forget” Mississippi Freedom Project Oral History Volume Newly Featured on

Published: May 11th, 2015

Civil Rights Teaching, a project of Teaching for Change, highlighted the MFP publication released last year for the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer.

Anticipating MFP’s Upcoming Field Research Trip with Gator Treks & UF Alumni Association

Published: Apr 28th, 2015

Brittany Hibbert, trip alum and soon-to-be UF grad, featured last year’s Mississippi Freedom Project research trip celebrating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer through Gator Treks with the University of Florida Alumni… Read More