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This project is the culmination of an internship completed by Public History student, Christy Hurt. During the summer of 2006, students in Dr. Patrick Moore’s African-American Community History course collected oral histories about buildings within the African-American community in Pensacola, Florida.
Christy’s role in this process was her service as the class-coordinator. Her internship was to take the student information, build upon it and develop a series of educational podcasts called “Timeless Voices: Oral Histories from Pensacola's African-American Past.” These podcasts focus on teaching elementary and middle school-aged children, as well as the general public about an aspect of Pensacola, Florida’s history commonly unknown.
Through this series one learns a brief history of ten buildings within the African-American community of downtown Pensacola, along with their locations and some interesting facts about the area and its culture. These six podcasts look at themes including education, religion, cuisine, entertainment and nightlife.