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By the Time They Came to Phoenix: African American Women Activists
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9:00 am

By the Time They Came to Phoenix: African American Women Activists

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Phoenix Country Day School, 3901 E. Stanford Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85018 United States
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Hear the stories behind a group of African American women who migrated to Arizona and have made a difference in the lives of Arizonans. These women are Community Mothers. They have cared for and nurtured other people’s children, and they have been activists providing guidance, mentoring, and leadership for the many woes that attach themselves... Read More

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10:00 am

Tucson’s Black Community and School Segregation

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302 United States
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In 1909 the Territory of Arizona amended its compulsory school attendance bill to give cities and counties the ability to segregate their schools. Inspired by the change in the law, the Tucson school board conducted a rapid search of available buildings, settling on an abandoned mortuary. Shocked by this unsettling turn of events, Tucson’s Black... Read More

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12:00 pm

Pearl Hart, the Lady Bandit- Victim or Vixen… or Both?

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Studio 128, 134 N Railroad ave
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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Separating fact from fiction is no easy task with flamboyant stage coach robber Pearl Hart. A mountain of conflicting stories abound, thanks in no small part, to Pearl herself. Enamored of the Wild West, she embellished her own tale to accommodate the interest of newspapers and public fascination. This presentation follows Pearl from her modest... Read More

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2:00 pm

From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States
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During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. This talk profiles 4... Read More

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7:00 pm

Barbed Wire, Windmills and Railroads – The Technology that Really Won the West.

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Quartzsite Community Center, 295 E. Chandler
Quartzsite, AZ 85346 United States
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In Arizona and throughout the West, three innovations helped make farming and living possible: Windmills brought groundwater to the surface, barbed wire sectioned the vast landscape into parcels, and railroads moved men, women, families and materials from back east. In the old West, there were over 8 million windmills, a man caught cutting down a... Read More

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