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Oral History Association 47th Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK

The Oral History Association‘s 47th Annual Meeting will take place this year at the historic Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The meeting is scheduled for October 9-13, 2013, focusing on the theme of “Hidden Stories, Contested Truths: The Craft of Oral History.” Each year, the Annual Meeting offers opportunities to learn, discuss, and review almost every aspect of oral history practice.

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will be presenting two panels at the OHA conference, “Education and Social Change in Oral History” on Friday, October 11 in Centennial Ballroom 1 and “Lessons from the Delta: Oral History, Heritage, and Civil Rights” on Sunday, October 13.

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will also be accepting the “Vox Populi” award from the Oral History Association at the conference’s award banquet on Saturday, October 12, where SPOHP’s partner organization, McComb Legacies, will also be honored with the Martha Ross Teaching Award. The Oral History Association recognizes outstanding work with oral history through seven special awards each year.

The full session schedule and  OHA program are available online (PDF).

5.6 Centennial Ballroom 3, 8:30-10:00 A.M.
Education and Social Change in Oral History

Chair and Moderator, Paul Ortiz, University of Florida 

The Transformational Power of an Ethnic Studies Education: Fighting for Love in Tucson, Arizona
Génesis Lara, University of Florida

Erasing History, Eroding Education: Expunging Black and Brown Heritage from Schools in Arizona and Florida
Ryan Morini, University of Florida

“The Struggle Continues”: Patricia Stephens Due, the Tallahassee Civil Right Movement, and the Early Operations of Florida CORE
Marna Weston, University of Florida

13.4 Centennial Ballroom 1, 9:30-11:00 A.M.
Lessons from the Delta: Oral History, Heritage, and Civil Rights

Chair\Moderator: Justin Dunnavant, University of Florida

(In)tangible Heritage and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
Jessica Taylor, University of Florida 

Veterans of SNCC: The Painful Memories of the War for Equality
Justin Dunnavant, University of Florida

Experiencing Oral History: Student Reflections from the Delta
Joanna Joseph, University of Florida

Commentator: Paul Ortiz, University of Florida