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October 2015

Oct 15

Book Group: The Truth About Them by Jose Yglesias

10:30 AM - Tampa Bay Historic Center

This event is conducted in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association grant, "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," organized by Sarah McNamara (UNC - Chapel Hill) and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.  First published in 1971, The Truth About Them is the saga of a Cuban-American family’s experiences in New York City, Ybor City and Tampa in the wake of the Great Depression. While written as historical fiction centering on the Morejon family, the novel is…

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Oct 17

Ybor City Walking Tour: From Immigration to Urban Renewal

4:00 PM - New World Brewery

This event is conducted in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association grant, "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," organized by Sarah McNamara (UNC - Chapel Hill) and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.  Put your walking shoes on for a tour through time of historic Ybor City with Tampa Bay Historic Center Director of Marketing and former editor of Cigar City Magazine, Manny Leto, and Sarah McNamara, Tampa native and historian. October is Latino History Month, so…

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March 2016

Mar 24

Dr. Ortiz at Columbia Oral History’s 2015-16 Lecture & Workshop Series, Presenting “Oral History in the Age of Black Lives Matter”

6:00 PM - Columbia University, Knox Hall, Room 509

Oral historians work today in a social context of rising economic inequality, mass incarceration and neo-liberalism. Ideas of the public good are being subsumed in favor of privatization and gentrification. What role(s) can oral history and story-telling play in such a crisis era? Paul Ortiz is the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and associate professor of history at the University of Florida. He is a past president of the Oral History Association. His publications include the Emancipation…

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October 2016

Oct 26

Police Brutality, Confederate Imagery, and the Post-1960s Civil Rights Movement: A Book Talk with Michael Butler

12:00 PM - Pugh Hall, Room 210

In the past year, citizens have consistently made headlines fighting against remembered systems of oppression. All the while, racism continues to be perpetuated in American political and social systems. In past months, the visible memory of Confederate monuments throughout the South have been challenged by its citizens. Most recently, our nation as a whole is being confronted by actions of police brutality. How are these events connected to one another, and how is this tied to the historical legacy of the Civil Rights Movement?…

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Free

February 2017

Public Screening of “Gator Tales”

February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bo Diddle Plaza 111 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601, FL United States
Feb 28

Love and Solidarity: A Film Screening and Q/A with Michael Honey

7:00 PM - Pugh Hall

Join us on February 28, 2017, as we welcome acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award winning filmmaker Errol Webber for a screening of Love and Solidarity. Their film illuminates the struggle against violence and the fight for human rights, peace, and economic justice through interviews with Reverend Lawson and archival film footage. By illuminating his extraordinary experiences, the film also sheds light on nonviolent social change at the forefront of contemporary civil rights struggles.

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Free

March 2017

Big News: We’re On the Air!

March 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chicano Poet Matt Sedillo Brown Bag and Workshop

March 28, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

October 2018

Oct 03

“La Casita” Encuentro (Reunion)

6:00 PM - Ustler Hall

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 and running.

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Free
Oct 17

Civil Rights History in First Person: Mississippi Freedom Panel

12:00 PM - Pugh Hall Ocora

Join us for a discussion, as the 2018 MFP team reflects on the fieldwork in the Delta and looks forward to our 12th trip taking place next year.

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