“UF students get immersed in the history of civil rights,” The Gainesville Sun, by Jeff Schweers, March 10, 2014.
In preparation for the upcoming public history program, “The Florida Civil Rights Struggle: Past & Present,” on Wednesday, March 12, the Gainesville Sun highlighted student and staff work in civil rights research and event organizing. Featuring interviews with staff members Sarah Blanc, Jessica Taylor, and Toni-Lee Maitland, as well as volunteer Jasmine Reynolds, the article focuses on the value of involving students in local history work.
“[Students] learn, it’s something that matters,” she said. “They know what they’re doing has a purpose.”