UF Oral History Program in Natchez, Mississippi

Published: June 30th, 2015

Category: Feature, History Department News, Recent News

This summer will be the 8th installment of UF’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program’s annual field work in the Mississippi Delta.  The 2015 trip incorporated a stop-over in Montgomery with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Equal Justice Initiative.  As always, the SPOHP students performed superbly in the field and also staged a public history panel at the African American History Museum in Natchez, Mississippi.  This well-attended panel was profiled in an excellent newspaper article in the Natchez Democrat:

The Proctor Program will be organizing a public history program in the fall in Gainesville where students and staff will present their research. In the meantime, if you would like one or more of our students or staff to speak to your seminar or program about their experiences in the Mississippi Delta please contact Sarah Blanc at s.v.blanc@gmail.com.

You can learn more about the Samuel Proctor Program’s Mississippi Freedom Project by following this link. 

 

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