Author: Kitty Oliver - guest blogger

Kitty Oliver

kittyNoted Greater Fort Lauderdale-based Race Relations Oral Historian, Recording Artist, and Inspirational Speaker *A CVB Multicultural Tourism Resource*

● Veteran South Florida journalist, author, and university professor with a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication. Featured on CNN.
● Producer and host of public television documentaries used widely by schools and libraries including, most recently, the 10-part series “Crossing Cultures/Changing Lives.”
● Founder of the cross-cultural Race and Change Oral Histories Archive in Special Collections at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center and The Race and Change Initiative which includes an iTunes web radio channel featuring programs by a diversity of Black, White, Hispanic and Caribbean high school and college students sharing their race relations experiences.
● Featured in the new Ron Howard film about The Beatles, “Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years” The movie has grossed over 11.9 million in theaters worldwide. Her small but pivotal part in the movie placed The Beatles in the context of the Civil Rights movement and her remarks have been cited in many reviews, interviews and essays for the U.S. and UK press including Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Newsday, LA Daily News, The Village Voice, A Variety, American Songwriter, International Business Times UK and more.

For information on presentations visit kittyoliveronline.com or call 954-382-0793. Visit Race AND Change facebook.com/raceandchange

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The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale enlivens the downtown entertainment and arts district starting this summer with exhibitions of traditional African art and works by African American women artists. First, the museum, a major tourist draw in Greater Fort Lauderdale with world-renowned unique collections and world class exhibitions, joins several...
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