Mentor: Dr. Paul Ortiz
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I work with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, and I have helped conduct oral histories in Florida, Mississippi, Virginia, and North Carolina. I have a passion for researching and writing about history, and I want to use my time as a USP scholar to further develop my skills in archival and oral history."
- Southern History
- African American History
- Race Relations in the South
- University Scholars Program 2015-2016
- Mentor for Students Advocating Gainesville Education at Lake Forest Elementary
Hobbies and Interests
- Spending Time with Friends and Family
Race Relations in Jackson County, Florida
My project is a study of African American history and race relations in Jackson County, Florida from 1865-1945. I plan to develop a chronological structure that ties Reconstruction violence and politics to the eventual disenfranchisement and establishment of Jim Crow rule. I will contextualize my research of the rural Northwest Florida county with regional, state, and local politics and events that take place in order to begin the implications of race relations in the lives of African Americans in rural northwest Florida.