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Jeffrey Pufahl To Transform Interviews from the Women’s March on Washington Trip into a Play

Published: Aug 8th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017-2018 visiting scholar is Jeffrey Pufahl, joining us from the UF College of the Arts (UF Center for Arts in Medicine). Currently, he is building… Read More

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

SPOHP Staff Visited Trinidad to Lay the Groundwork for our New Study Abroad Program

Published: Aug 8th, 2017

SPOHP staff members Anupa Kotipoyina and Krystal Dixon traveled to Trinidad the last week of July to meet with local historians and educators to map out a trajectory for a… Read More

Welcoming Gainesville Fall 2017 Civic Engagement Internship

Published: Aug 8th, 2017

Welcoming Gainesville is partnering with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at UF to offer academic internships in using history to inform the creation of  programs aimed at combating prejudice,… Read More

SPOHP FQH Project Documents DC’s Pride Weekend

Published: Jul 19th, 2017

On June 10th a group of researchers set out to document Pride weekend events in Washington, D.C. Once again in partnership with the UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women Studies Research,… Read More

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program’s Summer 2017 Newsletter

Published: May 18th, 2017

50 Years of Collaboration “From participating in interviews, to engaging with the collection, to attending SPOHP’s events, the public is the lifeforce behind SPOHP’s past, present, and future.” -Dr. Paul Ortiz… Read More

Former SPOHP Director Julian M. Pleasants Releases New Book

Published: May 1st, 2017

“A powerful book; a tale of heroism, volunteerism, and sacrifice.”—Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida “Personal anecdotes humanize the… Read More

Safe Spaces: Episode 2 – “Friends with Weapons”

Published: Apr 24th, 2017

http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/AA/00/05/48/49/00001/Safe%20Spaces%20OHFC.mp3   This episode of the Safe Spaces series focuses on an African American armed defense organization that protected Civil Rights Movement demonstrators in Ocala, Florida in the 1960s. Challenging… Read More

Big News: We’re On the Air!

Published: Mar 15th, 2017

Beginning Thursday, March 16th, the SPOHP Radio Hour hits the airwaves DAILY at 8:00 a.m. on WUBA 88.1 FM. Drawing from the 7,500+ interviews in the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program archive… Read More

Michael T. Barry Jr.: Nation needs more debates

Published: Feb 15th, 2017

SPOHP’s Michael Barry was featured in the Gainesville Sun in his Op-ed, on the heels of the Sanders-Cruz debate, about the need for more broadcasted Senate debates to enhance public… Read More