I recently facilitated an oral history workshop in partnership with the Cedar Key Library on Saturday June 29, 2013. Oral history remains an important aspect of my ongoing interest in Levy County, Florida (location of my dissertation research). The workshop was well-received and attracted nearly 30 participants. For more information, see the article in the Cedar Key News. Continue reading
I have made two major updates to the Virtual Rosewood Research Site (VRRP) in the past couple of months. The first update is the addition of oral history transcriptions to the VRRP Data Warehouse. The second major update involves the completion of the Virtual Rosewood online world.
Rosewood Oral Histories Online
The first update involves the addition of several oral history transcriptions from Rosewood survivors and descendants as well as witnesses to the 1923 riot which destroyed the town. The oral histories were collected by a group of historians as part of the compensation bill which made its way through the Florida state legislature in 1993 and 1994. Continue reading