Keywords: Immigrants, Florida, Farmworkers, Mexico, Black history, Black intellectualism, literacy, rare books, archives, memory
Podcast Guests: Jina DuVernay (host), Margarita Vargas-Betancourt (guest)
The collection Margarita discusses is the COVID-19 Florida Farmworkers Collection. The collection includes digital content captured from January 2020 to January 2022, such as websites, videos, petitions and GoFundMes, social media, news articles, and documents from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The digital content includes the voices, experiences, and opinions of people who are frequently minoritized and underrepresented.
Keywords: Immigrants, Florida, Farmworkers, Mexico
Link to collection:Collection: COVID-19 Florida Farmworkers Collection | University of Florida Archival & Manuscript Collections (ufl.edu)
Podcast Guests: Jina DuVernay (host), Patrice Green (guest)
Patrice Green and Jina Duvernay discuss rare books, archives, and broader special collections through the lens of Black history and culture. They discuss Charles Blockson, a Penn State alum and avid collector of all things Black history. Mr. Blockson has collections housed at both Temple University and Penn State University that illustrate the breadth and depth of Black intellectualism, expression, creativity, and reality.
Keywords: Black history, Black intellectualism, literacy, rare books, archives, memory
Links mentioned during the interview:
Penn State Blockson Collection https://libraries.psu.edu/about/collections/charles-l-blockson-collection-african-americana-and-african-diaspora
Temple Blockson Collection https://library.temple.edu/blockson