About the Director
Dr. Kitty Oliver is a veteran South Florida journalist, author, oral historian, and university professor who has a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction Writing. She is also a professional jazz singer. Her background and decades-long work has been highlighted on CNN’s “Black in America” series.
Her personal and professional cross-cultural journey as a native Floridian is chronicled in the memoir Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girl, a collection of autobiographical essays on the joys and challenges of living an integrated life in the culturally diverse South, written in a style reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston.
Voices of America: Race and Change in Hollywood, Florida, is a collection of oral histories on race relations experiences of Blacks, Whites and immigrants with the companion video, “Crossings of the Racial Divide: Hollywood Stories," and Multicultural Reflections on “Race and Change,” features personal stories and oral histories of a culturally diverse group of new South Florida writers.
Her Race and Change Oral Histories archive of over 125 interviews is in Special Collections at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL - the only one of its kind in the country that includes Caribbeans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians, and West Africans. She is producer and host of the10 part television series, “Crossing Cultures/Changing Lives.”
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