The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Race and change initiative
Repository: Broward County Library. African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Collection Description (CRHP): The project is also known as Kitty Oliver Oral Histories.
Collection Description (Extant): The Race and Change Initiative promotes a 21st Century discussion of race and differences in our collective American past and present in cross-cultural public forums through the innovative use of archival oral history interviews, video and Web radio programs, and creative performance presentations.
The project includes audio-taped and videotaped interviews collected for the historical Race and Change Oral Histories archive and has spawned Race and Change university courses and community action workshops. The historical archive has grown to over 125 interviews with baby boomers – U.S. born and immigrants - who came of age with the Civil Rights Movement as well as interviews in Ghana, West Africa. It is the only collection of its kind and scope in the U.S. where the life histories of a cross-cultural group of everyday people are preserved and where they reflect candidly on race relations experiences over the years and how society and they have changed. In these stories Florida history, U.S. history and international perspectives converge. This site features audio and video excerpts from the historical Race and Change Oral Histories and televised productions, and commentaries on progress in race and ethnic relations.
Access Copy Note: Some oral histories are available online through iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/voices-race-change-dr.-kitty/id424991091 and at http://proteus.fau.edu/raceandchange/webcast.html
Collection URL: http://proteus.fau.edu/raceandchange/
Digital Status: Partial
Extent: Approximately 125 interviews
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights