Oral Histories

Through oral histories of surviving family members, the Red Hill Cemetery Project seeks to record often-neglected voices before they fall irretrievably silent. We have arranged for two of our faculty who are experienced in conducting oral history interviews to run a half-day workshop with students interested in working on the project. The interviews will be recorded, transcribed and made publicly available as part of a planned digital humanities project.

Due to the UNF COVID-19 ban on travel and the safety of all, we are anticipating that some of these interviews will be available for listening in the Fall of 2021.

Wednesday, February 24, 3 – 4 p.m.
How to Research Local Black History

A roundtable discussion hosted by Dr. Felicia Bevel of the UNF Department of History with Dr. Yolanda L. Rivers (Okefenokee Black Heritage Committee), Willie Character (Okefenokee Black Heritage Committee), Mitch Hemann (Jacksonville Historical Society) and Kimberlyn Elliott (Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center). Hosted by UNF’s Digital Humanities Institute.