• Jennifer Lindquist, Director/Producer
  • Shirley Lasseter, Director

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About the Project

“Let It Be Told!” is a series of oral history mini-documentaries of elder African American members of the Gainesville, Florida community. This project began after an elementary school student club discovered the lack of historical documentation about the places, events and news of the local African American community pre-integration. Now LIBT is filling in the gaps by recording on film the only way to truly know what happened and what it was really like – through the memories of those who were there, offering their unique perspective on civil rights, education, family and community, society, arts, music, economy and much more. This series of mini-documentaries preserves this history as it unfolds in a race against time as the population who holds these treasures age and pass on.