UF Oral History Program presents 'Florida Black History: Where We Stand in the Age of Barack Obama'
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will present “Florida Black History: Where We Stand in the Age of Barack Obama” at 6 p.m. March 17 in UF Library East, first floor.
Featured speakers will include U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., UF President Bernie Machen and Harry Shaw, a charter member of the Affirmative Action Advisory Council and former administrator of minority recruitment, retention and mentoring at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Joel Buchanan, a leading figure and historian of the civil rights movement in Gainesville will facilitate a roundtable of distinguished speakers, including Professor Sherry DuPree, Evelyn Marie Moore Mickle, Gwendolyn Zohara Simmons and Dan Harmeling. The evening will also feature entertainment by the UF Gospel Choir and Madear’s Kids.
The event intends to facilitate a dialogue on the importance of African-American history as well as the urgent need to gather, preserve, and promote Florida black history to younger generations before this history is lost forever.
Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For tickets, call 352-392-7168.