Scott Camil on “Winter Warrior”

Vietnam War Veteran and  Veterans For Peace activist Scott Camil is the subject of a new graphic novel by Eve Gilbert titled Winter Warrior.  The book relays Camil’s life growing up in Florida in the 1960s as he was indoctrinated with anti-communist sentiment while also developing a deep seeded desire to fight for his country. After […]

Join us for “La Casita Encuentro (Reunion)” on Wednesday Oct. 3rd in Ustler Hall, at 6pm!

Participate in a public dialogue between founding members of UF’s Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, known as “La Casita,” and those who were there during its earliest years. Our participants include the students who petitioned and labored to create the house, and the faculty who supported their efforts and/or became involved once the institute was up […]

UF Hispanic Heritage Week Kickoff

The University of Florida’s 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month begins with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, September 14th. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Gator Wesley Foundation, semi-formal attire requested, featuring spoken word poet and SPOHP alum, Oliver Telusma!!! It’s the largest such HHM celebration in the nation.

From Colored to Black: The Stories of North Central Florida

We will be sharing nine dramatic vignettes created by our students and performed by members of the local theatre community with our performance, “From Colored to Black: The Stories of North Central Florida,” at the Harn Museum of Art‘s Museum Nights this Thursday night! The performance, a partnership with Actors’ Warehouse, Inc., will take place 6:00-7:00PM in […]

Our Year-End Journal is Available Now

Dear Friends of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, As you will read in this exciting end-of- year progress report, SPOHP has reached more students, scholars, and members of the general public than ever. We have conducted community-based oral history workshops with churches, businesses, university classes, veteran’s groups, African American history museums, Native American nations […]

Telling Gainesville: A Film Screening

Please join military veterans and their families for a special Veterans Day film screening of the play “Telling Gainesville.” Telling Gainesville is part of a nationwide initiative by the National Endowment for the Humanities that connects civilian audiences with veterans in a creative, supportive environment. “Telling Gainesville” ran to standing-room- only audiences at the Actor’s […]