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

Miguel Pilgram, Fort Lauderdale real estate developer and head of The Pilgram Group, has a vision for the economic development of neighborhoods that works hand-in-hand with cultural and heritage tourism. The new NYSW Jazz Lounge opening in a struggling part of downtown Fort Lauderdale is an example. Tucked into a tiny courtyard off a side street...
Three major African American organizations with close to 5,000 members working in education, government, and law enforcement will gather in Greater Fort Lauderdale for their summer conferences in July to tackle an array of issues facing the country’s urban communities today. The United Negro College Fund will meet in Fort Lauderdale for the...
When the 100 Black Men of America come to town, community outreach is always on the agenda. The organization, one of the most prominent and influential African American groups in the country, returns to Greater Fort Lauderdale June 14-17 for its 2018 Annual Conference at The Diplomat Beach Resort. While here, members will participate in the...
Fort Lauderdale is planning a pink and green salute on the 17 th Street Corridor to honor more than 5000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and their guests who are returning to the area April 25-29 for the 2018 South Atlantic Regional Conference. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest sorority for college-educated African American women, and the region,...
Broward County is now home to the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park , the first in Florida named for African Americans. Both of them were civil rights activists who made history there.  John U. Lloyd State Park, a popular recreational site in Dania Beach nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, was officially...
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...