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Joel D. Valdez Main Library

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101 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
(520) 594-5500 http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/MAI/

February 2019

The Lives and Achievements of Tucson’s Unknown African American Pioneers, 1860-1910 (Tucson)

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Tucson’s African-American community overcame numerous scandals to become some of the city’s most prosperous and well-known citizens. Newspapers throughout the Arizona territory captured more than their unlawful exploits but gave biographical information about each African-American. Men like George Bragg, who was a barber by trade, made headlines that rocked when he was charged with the attempted murder of the railroad Superintendent and his family. Women like Fannie Garcia challenged social mores by using her millions to fight conviction for marrying…

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