DR. KITTY OLIVER - The Calling Of Our Time


Dr. Kitty Oliver is a journalist. author, oral historian, and media producer whose Ph.D. focuses on race and ethnic communication. Dr. Oliver is founder of  the "Race and Change Oral Histories Archive," which holds life stories of the race and ethnic experiences of people from a variety of racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It's the largest archive of its kind and scope in our country.


Dr. Oliver uses her historical work and creative talents to bridge generations in her presentations. Her public television documentaries on Race and Change are used in schools, libraries and national broadcasts. The Apple podcast “Voices of Race and Change: The Younger Generation” features stories by college students and immigrant teenagers. Dr. Oliver has been featured on CNN and has shared her historical reflections in the Ron Howard Beatles documentary “Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years.”  She is one of this year’s "Encore Public Voices Fellows."

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