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11:00 am

Himdak doo IIna: A Way of Life. How Societies Shape Culture – Safford

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Safford City Hall Annex, 808 S. 8th Avenue
Safford, 85546 United States

For tribal groups in Arizona, understanding the connections between physical, social, mental and spiritual identity of the people prior to birth through 102 years old is a way of life. Tribes in Arizona often illustrate their balance between patriarch and matriarch societies through symbolism. Illustrating with the Man in the maze and the Navajo basket... Read More

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1:00 pm

Tom Mix: King of the Cowboys – Prescott

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States

Cowboy movie star Tom Mix was internationally famous, and many legends and tall tales have been told about his life. This presentation highlights some of the true stories about Mix and his connection to Arizona, debunking some of the Hollywood hype. What brought Mix travel that lonesome highway where he met his death south of... Read More

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A Story, A Story: African and African American Oral Tradition and Storytelling – Safford

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Safford City Hall Annex, 808 S. 8th Avenue
Safford, 85546 United States

When the African slave was brought to the Caribbean and North and South America, s/he brought her oral literature and performance style.  This presentation focuses on the transfer of those oral traditions from African culture to African American culture. Such traditions can be heard in trickster stories, but also observed in the narration of myths,... Read More

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6:00 pm

The Scottsboro Boys Community Panel – “Community Action = Community Hope” – Phoenix

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Phoenix Theatre, 100 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

Phoenix Theatre and The Black Theatre Troupe join forces to present the shocking true story of nine African American youth jailed in Alabama in 1931 for a crime they did not commit. Featuring a mix of gospel, jazz, and vaudeville, this audacious musical explores the series of events that provoked a national outrage. Every performance... Read More

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