Oral History Mixtape

Published sparrina - Fri, 07/27/2012 - 4:04pm

The Civic Media Center will host the "Oral History Mixtape," an event launching its Oral History Archive at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The archive is a collection of digital audio recordings of local activists and keynote speakers from around the world that was assembled by CMC volunteers. The “Oral History Mixtape” event will feature samples of the archive's greatest hits, as well as the stories behind them.

The Oral History Archive was assembled from recordings made by CMC volunteers over the last two decades, capturing speeches, rallies, conferences, and other events, by local, national, and international speakers. The archive currently features more than four days of audio by nearly one-hundred different speakers. The recent addition of a computer network to the CMC will allow people to access the archive on their own personal computers, or on the CMC's public computers. An additional stockpile of material awaits digitization, and volunteers continue to record events for the archive.

The “Oral History Mixtape” event will highlight some of the archive's most interesting selections, including speeches by political activist Noam Chomsky and author Kurt Vonnegut at the University of Florida in 1993. Other selections include CMC co-founder Charles Willett, Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael, and more. The hosts will also supply historical context for the recordings. Audience participation will be encouraged.

Join us for this historical event!

Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated
When:
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated