Oliver, Kitty

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OLIVER, Kitty. (Eloise Dolores Oliver). American, b. 1947. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics, Race relations, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Miami Herald, FL, staff writer and columnist, 1971-90; Kitty O Enterprises Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL, president, 1989-; Sun-Sentinel, freelance columnist, 1998-. Nova Southeastern University, assistant to the president for diversity concerns, 1992-94; Florida International University, visiting instructor, 1994-96; Florida Atlantic University, professor and writer-in-residence, 1996-; public lecturer and leader of workshops, including creative writing, oral history, and presentations on educational video production. Also performs as a professional jazz singer. University of Florida, founder of Kitty Oliver Minority Scholar Award, 1988, chair of English advisory committee, 1995- 96. Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, minority and youth chair for Leadership Broward programs, 1989-90, 1991-92. Publications: Reflections of Broward: Ethnic Diversity, 1988, 2nd ed., 1991; (and coproducer and codirector) Celebrate…the Cultural Connection (documentary television series), 1990-93; New Reflections: Ethnic Diversity, 1991; Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girl, 2001; Voices of America: Race and Change in Hollywood, Florida, 2000; (and producer) Crossings of the Racial Divide: Hollywood Stories (television documentary), 2001. Address: Kitty O Enterprises Inc., 1323 SE 17th St Ste 108, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, U.S.A. Online address: www.kittyoliveronline.com

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