From Segregation to Black Lives Matter: A Symposium and Celebration of the Opening of the Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History at the University of Florida
March 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019
National Symposium organized by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and the George A, Smathers Libraries to commemorate the opening of the Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History, a collection of more than six hundred oral histories with African Americans on topics including slavery, segregation, and civil rights.
This is part of a three-day symposium that will feature films, exhibits, and lectures on African American history. Speakers will include Professor Larry Rivers, Florida A&M, Evelyn Foxx, President Alachua County NAACP, Dr. Patricia Hillyard-Nunn of UF, and Dr. Justin Dunnavant, UC-Santa Cruz. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Curtis Austin, of the University of Oregon. Dr. Austin is the author of Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party.