African American History Meets AI in the 21st-Century Classroom

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Date: April 5, 2022 at 4:00pm EST

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Faculty and student panelists will discuss how they are utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create instructional lesson plans from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program’s (SPOHP) Joel Buchanan African American Oral History Archive to make stories from the collection more accessible to scholars and K-12 students. Speakers will discuss the creation of lesson plans that honor the African American voice and reduce bias in AI against linguistic variations. 

This project, titled “Reanimating African American Oral Histories of the Gulf South,” is funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities. Collaborators include SPOHP, UF Libraries, UF Department of Linguistics, and the All Y’all Social Justice Collective. To learn more about this project, please visit

Sponsors: The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, UF Libraries, UF Department of  Linguistics, and the All Y’all Social Justice Collective.

For more information, please contact Dr. Rebekah Cordova at