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WE ARE INCREASING AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE HISTORIC AND CULTURAL IMPACT OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT.

 

Hope is tenacious. It goes on living and working when science has dealt it what should be its deathblow.

— PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR

 


Binational Encuentro, artists and activists gather on the border to perform on behalf of border crossers who identify as female; Memory Lane, Barbara Lewis shares memories of her time at the racially segregated Dunbar School in Tucson; Text, Talk, Act, a new phone-based social app seeks to guide young people through mental health challenges; Far Afield: Roman Barten-Sherman, the young Tucson bluesman performs 'I'm Throwing Up My Hands' #ArizonaIllustrated

We return to the Dunbar Pavilion, home of Tucson's first and only segregated schools for African-Americans, for an update about some of the recent work and new tenants being attracted to that location. UA's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Dunbar Coalition chose Debi Chess Mabie to lead the arts and cultural center for two years as part of a cooperative effort between different organizations. She says things are moving along. 


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History

In order for us to have a future, we must understand where we have come from.

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Legacy Building

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Supporters

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  • Connie Hillman Family Foundation

  • The David and Norma Lewis Foundation

  • The David and Laura Lovell Foundation

  • Amy Zuckerman-Solomon Fund