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"Legacies of the Past: Historic Women of Arizona" (lecture)

Date: March 28, 2012

Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: VerĂ³nica Reyes-Escudero


Author and historian Jan Cleere delivers the third and final lecture in the AZ Centennial Lecture Series being held in conjunction with Special Collections' yearlong exhibition "Becoming Arizona: The Valentine State."

In "Legacies of the Past: Historic Women of Arizona" Cleere will explore how women of Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Anglo descent left deep roots across Arizona Territory.

From artists and healers, teachers and entrepreneurs, women who plowed the land, and those who were instrumental in establishing laws for the new territory of Arizona, many of these women became known for their fortitude in the face of adversity, their confrontation of extraordinary and sometimes dangerous situations, their adventuresome spirit, and their dedication to improving the lives of others. Some of these women gained a degree of celebrity across the state, within their communities, and throughout their tribal regions. Others may be relatively unknown.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.