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“50 Years: Tucson’s African American Community” (lecture)

Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963

Date: January 15, 2013

Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: Bob Diaz


The Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series opens on Tuesday, January 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. with “50 Years: Tucson’s African American Community.” A screening of the documentary film “In Their Own Words: The 1960s civil rights movement in Tucson” will be followed by a panel discussion with Charles Ford, Ph.D., former Tucson Vice Mayor and retired Tucson Unified School District principal and Cressworth Lander, native Tucsonan and president of the Dunbar Coalition.

Held in conjunction with Special Collections newest exhibition, “50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today,” the Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series explores how the fight for civil rights has impacted local Tucson communities. The series features community leaders, University of Arizona scholars, and local educators. All lectures take place at Special Collections on the University of Arizona main campus and are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Related Coverage
Tucson Weekly | 50 Years Later
UANews | UA Exhibition Reflects on Decades of Civil Rights in Tucson