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Arizona Humanities Lecture: African American Pioneers of Arizona

  • When: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Prescott Public Library
  • Cost: Not available
  • Website: Visit
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Community

Featuring compelling documentaries based on interviews, Dr. Akua Duku Anokye shares stories about prominent African Americans who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona. Such luminaries include the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren Stewart, Councilman Calving Goode and Carol Coles Henry. Each individual’s life is contextualized using prominent events that have taken place in Arizona and the impact his/her work had on the social, cultural and political life of the state. Akua Duku Anokye, is an Associate Professor of Africana Language, Literature, and Culture and Director of International Initiatives in Arizona State University’s New College. Funding provided by the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.