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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

Mississippi Freedom Project Now On Wikipedia!

Published: Feb 17th, 2015

The article features a collection guide of interviewees and topics, with links to digital media resources and more.

SPOHP Presents: “Civil Rights Attorney John Due: An Oral History Series” Happy Birthday, Mr. Due!

Published: Oct 25th, 2014

To commemorate the life and work of civil rights movement veteran John Due and his family, SPOHP compiled this volume in honor of his 80th birthday. Click to read.

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

Published: Sep 11th, 2014

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.

UF students travel to interview veterans of 1964 Freedom Summer

Published: Jul 1st, 2014

“UF students travel to interview veterans of 1964 Freedom Summer,” by Jeff Schweers, The Gainesville Sun, June 27, 2014. The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program returned to the Mississippi Delta and… Read More