An Evening of Jazz & Multicolored Memories

Thursday, February 16, 7:30 pm
Historic Thomas Center
302 NE 6th Avenue

In this cabaret performance of inspirational jazz vocals and literary stories, Dr. Kitty Oliver, one of the first black freshmen at the University of Florida, shares personal experiences moving from segregation to integration to multicultural diversity. She traces the common journey of native-born Americans and immigrants as we adapt to life in a diverse society and social change on a global scale, drawing on poignant, humorous, revealing reflections as an author, race relations oral historian, national media personality and recording artist. She talks about race in a hopeful, healing way using music and storytelling to relate history to the present and bring together people across cultures for an inspirational, entertaining event. For more about Dr. Oliver visit:

Free and open to the public.

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department State, Division of Cultural Affairs