Pan Caribbean Sankofa and the Panama Canal Museum Collection (PCMC) have partnered on a project to record and preserve oral histories narrated specifically by people of West Indian descent. Members of Pan Caribbean Sankofa conduct the interviews, and UF preserves and provides access to them as part of the Panama and the Canal Oral Histories collection. As interviews are made available online, we will list them here.
- Cirilo J. Alexander
- Karl Austin, M.D.
- Norma A. Blackman
- Louis R. Browne, Ph.D.
- Emily Butcher
- Margarita Camell
- Enrique D. Carter, M.D.
- Carlos “Curly” Chambers
- Sylvia Jean Collymore
- Ricardo Cox
- Cleveland Da Costa, Ph.D
- Bobby Elliot (Gamboa Reunion Group)
- Carlos A. Garnett
- Stevens E. Garnett
- Cornelius Gilling (Gamboa Reunion Group)
- Cedric Gittens (including supplemental photos)
- Clarence Sylvester George
- Mariana Gordon
- Marva Gordon (including supplemental photos, biographical materials, and other documents)
- Earl Holder (Gamboa Reunion Group)
- Nelly Ibarra (including supplemental documents and photos)
- Rex Innis (Gamboa Reunion Group)
- Jeannette F. Jones
- Mortimer Jordan
- Hedley C. Lennan, M.D.
- Terrence Layne
- Lancelot L. Llewelyn, Jr. (including supplemental documents and photos relating to the International Boy Scouts of the Canal Zone)
- Julie Lyder
- Dorothy Martin
- Marion Clarke Martin, M.D.
- Louise Mayers
- Adica Moore
- Sylvia Perryman (Gamboa Reunion Group)
- Theophilus Peterkin (Gamboa Reunion Group)
- Malcolm Sandiford (including supplemental photos)
- Leatha and Louis Sprauve (Gamboa Reunion Group)
- Waldaba H. Stewart, Ph.D.
- Arthur Wade (Gamboa Reunion Group)
- Art Walker
- Homer Welch (Gamboa Reunion Group)
- Basil “Basilio” Wilkinson
- Sheila D. Clarke de Wilkinson
- Lester Williams
- Rev. Richard E. Williams
In addition to the interviews above conducted by Pan Caribbean Sankofa, two related interviews were completed in 2014 by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program as part of the University of Florida’s Panama Canal Centennial Celebration.
Also available are five shorter interviews conducted in 2014 as part of a series of video interviews for the Centennial Celebration:
We invite individuals to submit personal narratives with information about themselves, their families, and their relationship with Panama and the Canal.