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Chandler Downtown Public Library

June 2021

She Dared to Do What??? The Courageous Arizona Journalist History Tried to Erase with Jana Bommersbach

June 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
AZ United States

You can’t find Laura Nihell in the Arizona Archives, or any history book on early Arizona, or any chronicle of Arizona journalists—but she was not only there, she proved herself one of the most courageous journalists of territorial days. Laura owned the Copper Belt in Jerome from 1909 to 1912—in the midst of Arizona’s quest for statehood and voting rights for women—and stood up against one of the ugliest chapters in our history: The Chinese Purge. Jana discovered this woman…

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