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The Lives and Achievements of Tucson’s Unknown African American Pioneers, 1860-1910 (Tucson)
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11:00 am

The Lives and Achievements of Tucson’s Unknown African American Pioneers, 1860-1910 (Tucson)

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Tucson’s African-American community overcame numerous scandals to become some of the city’s most prosperous and well-known citizens. Newspapers throughout the Arizona territory captured more than their unlawful exploits but gave biographical information about each African-American. Men like George Bragg, who was a barber by trade, made headlines that rocked when he was charged with the... Read More

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12:00 pm

Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art (Benson)

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cochise College Benson Campus, 1025 State Route 90
Benson, 85602 United States
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Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves? Mr. Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how even the same rock art symbol... Read More

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African American Pioneers of Arizona (Phoenix)

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85041 United States
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Featuring compelling documentaries based on interviews, this presentation shares stories about prominent African Americans who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona.  Such luminaries include the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren Stewart, Councilman Calvin Goode, and Carol Coles Henry.  Each individual’s life is contextualized using prominent events that... Read More

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1:00 pm

Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 United States
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What is Día de los Muertos? Where did it come from, what are its roots? How do we celebrate it here in the U.S.? Día los Muertos or Days of the Dead is a significant and highly celebrated holiday in Mexico, Latin America, and Southwestern U.S. To understand Día de los Muertos one has to... Read More

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2:00 pm

Hi Jolly and Mystery of the US Army Camel Corps (Winslow)

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winslow Visitor Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 W 2nd St
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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This presentation will explore the US Army’s experiment with using camel from the Middle East to make it more mobile in the newly acquired Southwest.  In order to teach the soldiers about camels, a local from the Middle East, who was called Hi Jolly, was shipped over with the camels.  Even though Secretary of War... Read More

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The Orphan Trains, Foundlings on the Frontier (Clifton)

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Clifton Public Library, 588 Turner Ave, Clifton
Clifton, AZ 85533 United States
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“The Orphan Trains-Foundlings to the Frontier” program informs and entertains audiences of all ages about the little-known chapter of the largest child migration in American and Arizona history. Programs incorporate live music, storytelling, historical photos, video interviews with survivors, and a Q&A. This program is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

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3:00 pm

You Are Where You Eat: How Dining Out Defines Arizona (Phoenix)

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Agave Library, 23550 N. 36th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85310 United States
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When the first dining guide to the Valley of the Sun appeared in 1978, the authors had to explain what “sushi” was. Fast forward four decades, and Arizonans are munching rainbow rolls in shopping-mall food courts. The restaurant business in Arizona now brings in more than $11 billion a year. With stories, statistics and insider... Read More

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