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Safe Spaces: Episode 2 – “Friends with Weapons”

Published: Apr 24th, 2017   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

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

North Carolina Central Features AAHP Coordinator Raja Rahim’s Sports Oral History Research

Published: Apr 5th, 2016

Raja Rahim researched the coaching years of legendary basketball coach John B. McLendon for her graduate thesis at NCCU, featured here in the “Campus Echo.” Raja will co-teach the fall… Read More

AMH 3593: Summer B Oral History Seminar on Florida Agricultural History

Published: Apr 5th, 2016

The Summer B course will focus on the experiences of farmworkers in Florida, especially African American, Latina/o, and Haitian men and women. Click to download the class flyer for details.

Feb. 17, Award Reception for Eastside American History Teacher David Jones

Published: Feb 15th, 2016

SPOHP and the Center for European Studies will host a reception for Mr. Jones in recognition of his Martha Ross Teaching Award from the Oral History Association last fall. The… Read More

Dr. Nikki Giovanni Interviewed for SPOHP African American History Project on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Published: Feb 4th, 2016

Dr. Giovanni was interviewed by Graduate Coordinator Randi Gill-Sadler as part of the University of Florida’s 2016 MLK Day celebrations.

Eastside High School Teacher Wins Oral History Award, WUFT

Published: Feb 2nd, 2016

For the past 20 years, Jones has been incorporating the practice of oral history in his International Baccalaureate American history classroom at Eastside High School, as highlighted in this feature… Read More

Theron Hunter: Big Time on the Brotherhood (IBEW-010)

Published: Jan 19th, 2016

Former IBEW Local 1205 business manager and president Theron Hunter (IBEW-010) describes some of the benefits, economic and social, of being part of the brotherhood. He also reflects on changes in the union, from greater diversity in its membership to the challenges of recent decades. Created by Anupa Kotipyina.
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Judith Davis: The Breakdown of Gender Stereotyping in the IBEW (IBEW-007)

Published: Jan 19th, 2016

As the first woman to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in the entire state of Florida, Judy Davis (IBEW-007) describes her trials and subsequent success as a journeyman/wireman. Created by Richelle Davis.

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Now Online: 1968 Florida Statewide Teachers Strike Oral History Project Talk with Pleasants Award Scholar Jody Noll

Published: Dec 21st, 2015

Jody Noll is a Ph.D. student at Georgia State University, and 2015’s Julian Pleasants Scholar. Click to view.