• Subscribe
    Fill out the info below to sign up for our E-Newsletter.

Loading Events

← Back to Events

+ Google Map
AZ United States

February 2021

Tucson’s Black Community and School Segregation with Bernard Wilson

February 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
AZ United States
FREE

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 community, white clergy and newspaper editorials banded together to argue against the use of the building, but, despite pleas and outrage, Tucson’s school board trustees…

Find out more »
+ Export Events