Oral Histories and Digital Outreach


Nicodemus Oral Histories

Nicodemus, Kansas is one of the first settlements founded by African American former slaves post-Civil War west of the Mississippi River.  It is one of the few remaining historically African American pioneer communities. Please view videos below.

Joetta Nivens at family Homestead (7 minutes)

Bertha Moore Carter at Sadie Hall (5 minutes)

Florence Howard at Moore Homestead (10 minutes)

Florence Howard and Bertha Moore Carter at Moore Homestead (6 minutes)

Roberta Riley Robinson (20 minutes)

Thomas Wellington (43 minutes)

Sulphur Springs and Spring Hill Oral Histories

The goal of the Sulphur Springs and Spring Hill Heritage Project is to preserve the diverse heritage of the communities. The project is chartered with bringing a new awareness to young people, long time residents, former residents, temporary residents, and newcomers about the Sulphur Springs and Spring Hill communities and their impact on the growth and development of Tampa, Florida. Please view videos and listen to the oral histories.

Heritage Preservation: Spring Hill

Earl Glymph

Bettie Coleman


  • USF Heritage Lab Research on iTunes U.
    Preview and download video podcasts and learn about the history and heritage of previously unmarked or underrepresented communities with stories of local/national/global significance to the general public.
  • Interview with Dr. Antoinette Jackson featured on Apple Podcasts.
    The interview is conducted by William Lucas. Dr. Jackson talks about Anthropology and Critical Race Theory. They also discuss her latest book, Heritage, Tourism, and Race: The Other Side of Leisure (2020), discussing how Black people have historically experienced tourism.
  • Heritage Voices Podcast: Ethnography with African Descendant Communities
    Dr. Antoinette Jackson interviewed by Jessica Yaquinto, Archeology Podcast Network. April 17, 2018.
  • MAS Summit (Municipal Art Society of New York), Panel: Preserving the identity of Place
    See: https://www.mas.org/2018-summit-for-new-york-city/


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