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10:30 am
Free

The Bronze Buckaroo: the Life Story of Herb Jeffries – El Mirage

February 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
El Mirage Senior Center, 14010 El Mirage Rd
El Mirage, AZ 85335 United States

The 1930s and 1940s were the era of Western singing cowboys like Rex Allen, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Herb Jefferies was the African-American singing cowboy, appearing in movies and on stage for African-American audiences. He could ride, rope and sing with the best of them and his story has largely been forgotten. This presentation... Read More

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11:00 am
Free

Mini Grants Webinar – Online

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online webinar, AZ United States

Learn about Arizona Humanities Mini Grants - small grants of up to $2,000 available on a rolling basis to support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. During the free webinar, Arizona Humanities staff will share information about Mini Grants, the online application process, and answer any questions. Click here to register.

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2:30 pm
Free

Swing Into History – Apache Junction

February 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Apache Junction Library, 1177 N. Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States

With the exception of the most ardent collectors and older generation, the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten despite their overwhelming popularity and significant role in early radio. Join Larson as he revisits the sounds America listened and danced to for more than three decades. Learn how iconic artists like Glenn... Read More

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5:30 pm

FRANK Talks: Conspiracy and Credibility – Bisbee

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States

Conspiracy and Credibility: Look Who’s Talking, about What — Law Talk and Loose Talk Dr. T.J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies It is undeniable that words have power, the power to teach, to defend, to inspire and to offend, the power to reveal facts and falsehoods, the power to... Read More

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6:00 pm
Free

By the Time They Came to Phoenix: African American Cotton Pickers in Arizona – Litchfield Park

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 United States

Featuring a documentary that tells the stories of early African American cotton pickers in El Mirage and in other regions of Arizona, this presentation explores the lives of African Americans who came to the cotton fields from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma during the 1940s through the 1960s. These individuals made significant cultural, historical, and... Read More

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Free

Ghost Towns of the Second World War: Arizona’s Historic Military Sites – Florence

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Florence Library and Community Center, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, 85132

When America entered the Second World War, Arizona’s sparse population and mild weather made it an ideal location for training facilities and prisoner of war camps. By war’s end, Arizona had trained more pilots than any other state, hosted the country’s largest POW camp, and was part of the largest military training grounds in history.... Read More

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