Press Coverage

  • New USF Libraries collection focuses on Florida’s African American experienceopen_in_new

    April 1, 2021 - The Weekly Challenger

    Drawn from previous collections, the African American Experience in Florida (AAE) is a new online portal that includes hundreds of artifacts highlighting the injustices that affected Black communities and businesses. Some of the archives date back to the early 1800s. As part of USF’s ongoing efforts to dismantle systemic racism and promote racial equity, the portal will support the growing need for resource materials that reveal the experiences of Black lives.

  • The African American Experience: Black History and Representationopen_in_new

    April 1, 2021 - Deanna Lampasona, WEDU PBS

    To understand the present, we must first understand the past. Understanding Black history is crucial in order to understand American. Black history, when taught, usually begins with the enslavement and oppression of black people in the U.S, however with no federal requirement or criteria, it is solely up to teachers to teach what and how they want. Beyond oppression and enslavement, there has been a significant contribution to American culture, music, food, innovation, and democracy -- let this not be forgotten. USF libraries have put together the African American Experience to help better understand this contribution and represent black history in Florida.

  • University of South Florida Libraries Launches The African American Experience in Florida to Promote Social Justiceopen_in_new

    March 29, 2021 - Info Docket

    University of South Florida Libraries launches the African American Experience in Florida to promote social justice (from WFTS).

  • USF Libraries launches The African American Experience in Florida to promote social justiceopen_in_new

    March 29, 2021 - ABC Action News - WFTS Tampa Bay

    Leaders at the University of South Florida Libraries hope to advance conversations about the Black experience with their new collection, the African American Experience in Florida. Project leaders say they were paying attention to what happened last year when George Floyd was killed and the protests that followed across the country.

  • Rich ropa vieja embodies Cuban-American sobremesaopen_in_new

    March 21, 2021 - Orlando Sentinel

    In a series about longing for a taste of travel, Andrew Huse, librarian in special collections for the University of South Florida, weighs in on Cuban cuisine. Through Huse's various writings, he is something of a Cuban historian himself, particularly in the realm of food.