The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program’s Challenging Racism at UF public program series highlights stories of students, community organizers, faculty, and others on the front lines of the effort to create a more just and sustainable world. This public program series is supported by an Advancing Racial Justice Grant from the University of Florida. The following events constitute the public program series.
April 12, 2023 - The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program presents the premier of the film “Oscar Mack versus the Ku Klux Klan.”
Based on oral histories conducted by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Oscar Mack versus the Ku Klux Klan tells the story of Oscar Mack, a Black World War I veteran who, in 1922, took a stand against the most powerful paramilitary organization in the United States: the Florida Ku Klux Klan. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with family descendants of Oscar Mack discussing what this epic story means for our world today.
April 21, 2023 - An Introduction to the White Anti-Racist Activism Digital History Project
Based on oral histories conducted by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, this webinar will introduce the White Anti-Racist Activism Digital History Project. The webinar will feature a pilot oral history project completed over the 2023 academic year with the generous support of the University of Florida’s Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere. The pilot project is titled Documenting White Anti-Racist Activism in the Gulf South. During this public program, Dr. Yiorgo Topalidis will present salient themes identified from Documenting White Anti-Racist Activism in the Gulf South.
Please register in advance for any of the above public programs in the series by following the link below.
Dr. Paul Ortiz
Director - Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
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