Dr. Paul Ortiz is the director of the award-winning Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and associate professor of history at the University of Florida. He is president of the Oral History Association for the 2014-2015 term. He is the author of An African American and Latinx History of the United States (Beacon) and Emancipation Betrayed (University of California Press), and co-editor of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Jim Crow South (New Press). Paul has published essays in a wide array of publications including Latino Studies, The Oral History Review, Radical History Review, Truthout, Against the Current, Southern Exposure and McClatchy News Services. He writes frequently for the popular press about African American and Latino histories and politics. He has been interviewed by ABC News, the Washington Post, the Hong Kong Daily Apple, BBC, Russia Today News, Agencia De Noticias Del Estado Mexicano, and Time on historical and contemporary social issues.