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News from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program

The Gainesville Sun recently did an article about StoryCorps coming to North Florida. SPOHP is connecting students and immigrant groups to the organization.

"Keep Your Trash" 1971 Documentary on Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

Newly Released for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations on UF Digital Collections

Award-winning PBS documentarian Churchill Roberts was a doctoral student at the University of Iowa in 1971 when he produced the first documentary film recounting events of the historic 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers strike and assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Four decades after its original release, "Keep Your Trash" is now newly digitized and available on the UF Digital Collections through the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and George A. Smathers Libraries.
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Mississippi Freedom Project Interviews to be Available on University of Florida Digital Collections for MLK Celebration, Freedom Summer Anniversary

On January 22, 2014, George A. Smathers Libraries and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will release the first round in a series of oral history interviews with civil rights veterans of the Mississippi freedom movement for UF's week of celebration surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The collection, "The Mississippi Freedom Project," will be available online through UF Digital Collections at
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