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122 E Culver St
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

January 2023

My View From the Back of the Bus with Merritt D. Long

January 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E Culver St
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Through his lens as a "colored" child, "Negro" teenager, "Black" young man, and finally successful African American state official, this education program will reveal how Merritt D. Long was shaped by - and helped to shape - American history. Jim Crow laws, segregation and the civil rights movement are the backdrop to Long's childhood and youth in Alabama in the 1950's and 1960's. As a child, the color of Long's skin dictated what doors he could walk through, where he…

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