Kitty Oliver

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 or call 954-382-0793. Visit Race AND Change

"Florida Southern" Tastes in Fort Lauderdale

African Americans like me who grew up “Florida Southern” had a peculiar take on things. Admittedly, Florida tastes are different from other parts of the South. You can see it in the clothing. You can hear it in the music. And, then there’s the food. We love to talk about it as much as we love to eat…

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CHAT Summit Expands Conversation on Tourism

When tourism and hospitality leaders, innovators, and marketers on a regional and national level gather in Greater Fort Lauderdale at the Synergy Summit for Cultural and Heritage Tourism May 9-11, growth and expansion will be on the agenda. Presenters will outline the economic impact of…

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