Dr. Kitty Oliver is a veteran South Florida journalist, author, oral historian, and university professor with a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication. She pioneered the cross-cultural "Race and Change" research project in South Florida which contains more than 125 interviews of individuals discussing race and ethnic relations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. These narrations focus on the 1960s and 1970s, and are supported by printed transcripts, photographs audio files and videos of themselves. Her public television and video productions are used widely by schools and libraries. She is the producer and host of the 10-part series "Crossing Cultures/Changing Lives" which airs on public television in South Florida.
The Hollywood and Southern Broward series of the Race and Change Project of oral histories contains 39 narrators representing Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Asians and the Caribbean islands sharing their growing-up experiences, their encounters with race, and their perspectives on race relations. This set of oral histories provides details about the historical African American community of Southern Broward which came to be known as Liberia.
This digital collection includes the audio interviews, written transcripts and in some cases associated indices and photographs.
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