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UF School of Theatre and Dance to Stage Encore Performance of “Gator Tales” at 2015 Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Tampa

Gainesville, FL—On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the UF School of Theatre and Dance will stage an encore performance of “Gator Tales” at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting at the Tampa Bay History Center in Tampa, Florida. “Gator Tales,” an archival drama, is based on oral histories from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) and the African American History Project (AAHP) archives and brings to life the unique experiences of African American students at the University of Florida from integration to the present.

Memorial Day: 2nd Seminole War Commemoration

A unique Memorial Day Commemoration will take place at 10 am at the historic Thrasher Warehouse Courtyard in downtown Micanopy on Monday, May 25.  For the first time, the Seminole Tribe of Florida will be co-participants with representatives of the U.S. Army in honoring both the soldiers and fallen warriors who fought in the Micanopy area during the 2nd Seminole War (1835-1842). Seminole Chairman James Billie will join historian Dr. Joe Knetsch in providing their own perspectives regarding this tumultuous period in Florida history.

SPOHP at UF and Cone Park Library Partner for Special Emancipation Day Program in Gainesville, FL, May 20, 2015

Gainesville, FL—The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) in conjunction with the Cone Park Library will be hosting a special Emancipation Day program at the Cone Park Library on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 2:30-4:00 pm.  The program is designed for children ages K-6 but is open to all.

William C. Van Norman
Mark Fleszar

Fleszar on Van Norman, 'Shade-Grown Slavery: The Lives of Slaves on Coffee Plantations in Cuba'

William C. Van Norman. Shade-Grown Slavery: The Lives of Slaves on Coffee Plantations in Cuba. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2012. 232 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8265-1915-3.

Reviewed by Mark Fleszar
Published on H-Florida (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Jeanine A. Clark Bremer

Shade-Grown Agency?