Pan Caribbean Sankofa Oral History Project – Interviews

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.

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:

Personal Narratives

We invite individuals to submit personal narratives with information about themselves, their families, and their relationship with Panama and the Canal.