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February 2023

Arizona Goes to the Movies: A Filmmaking History with Jim Turner

February 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Scottsdale Mustang Library, 10101 North 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 United States
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From Douglas Fairbanks filming in Nogales in 1917 to “How the West Was Won” statewide in 1963, the state of Arizona has always been a photogenic favorite for movie producers. The program looks from “Real to Reel” to see how Hollywood has affected popular views of Western settlement and continues to impact social interactions. The show runs the gamut from Tom Mix to Val Kilmer with information about the plots, players, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Tom Mix, Jean Harlow, John…

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The Underground and Overground Railroad with Dr. Tamika Sanders

February 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Using storytelling, historical artifacts and songs, this presentation will depict the ingenuity and resiliency used by those involved in the Underground Railroad to help over 100,000 enslaved people escape to freedom between 1810 and 1850. We’ll then fast forward to the Jim Crow era and explore the Overground Railroad created by the Green Book which helped foster a network of safe spaces that allowed Blacks to travel, live and work despite illegal and legally sanctioned discrimination through Jim Crow laws.…

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