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South Florida Journalist Kitty Oliver

South Florida Journalist Kitty Oliver. Dr. Kitty Oliver is an oral history consultant working with educational and community organizations to develop and teach courses and conduct projects for the purpose of presentations to the public as well as archival research. She is a member of the national Oral History Association. Current projects: “The Race and Change Initiative” is […]

An Interview With Kitty Oliver

An Interview With Kitty Oliver. CNN’s Black in America looks at Dr. Kitty Oliver’s background as an integration pioneer in 1960s and career creating healing dialogues across cultures through oral history and television work.  Dr. Kitty Oliver is a veteran South Florida journalist, author, oral historian, and university professor with a Ph.D. focusing on […]

Multicultural Reflections on “Race and Change”

Multicultural Reflections on “Race and Change” . (Bordighera Press, $20.00, www.bordigherapress.org) is compiled and edited by Kitty Oliver as a reader on race and ethnic relations. In personal essays by Florida Atlantic University studentsin her courses explore their experiences with differences as they collect or research oral history interviews in the archival Race and Change Oral Histories Collection in Special […]

Voices of America: Race and Change in Hollywood, Florida

Voices of America: Race and Change in Hollywood, Florida. (Arcadia, $18.99), is the result of a three-month long oral history project at the dawn of the new millennium interviewing a cross-section of 42 Blacks, Whites and immigrants who were born and raised in or who migrated to this South Florida area between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. […]

Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girl

Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girl (The University Press of Kentucky, $25.00/hardcover, $17.95 paperback) Kitty Oliver takes readers on a journey of exploration from her hometown of Jacksonville to the halls of the University of Florida as one of its first African American freshmen in 1965 and far beyond. One reviewer describes it as […]

The Race and Change now available on Soundcloud

The Race and Change now available on Soundcloud. The Race and Change Initiative is an innovative 21st century approach to dialoguing about differences across races and ethnicities. The videos, stories and conversations on this page are a reminder that, beyond the national rhetoric in the news right now, we live our true lives based on choices […]

About Dr. Kitty Oliver

About Dr. Kitty Oliver. 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 has been featured on CNN news, “Black in America,” for her race relations work. She is also president of Kitty O. Enterprises, Inc., a cultural diversity consulting […]

Race and Change Dr. Kitty Oliver

Race and Change Dr. Kitty Oliver. A native Floridian, she specializes in books, television and radio documentaries, and literary performances which explore race and ethnic issues in innovative ways. She has produced landmark research documenting the state’s mushrooming diversity that has become a mirror of American society and speaks widely on African American history. She pioneered the […]

Oral History Projects Kitty Oliver

Oral History Projects Kitty Oliver “The Race and Change Project” is an ongoing research study of race and ethnic relations, geographical history, and social change through the collection of oral histories of Whites, African Americans, and immigrants of various Hispanic/Latino, Caribbean and Asian backgrounds. Research sites have included the South Florida cities of Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, […]

The Discomforts of Home

The Discomforts of Home. On the porches and street corners of life in Jacksonville, Florida I grew up eavesdropping on stories as I came of age with integration. Eventually those Florida Southern reminiscences became the genesis of my cross-cultural Race and Change work. Curiously, though, the literary and musical presentation  “An Afternoon of Jazz and Multicolored […]