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Joel D. Valdez Main Library

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

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January 2017
Free

Race and Law in U.S. History

January 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Davis, TJ

Race has been much contested in U.S. history. Yet it has never been a single thing. Nor has it always been the same thing. Race has been part of a changing national identity. More personally, race has been part of variable individual identity. Who was white, who was Indian, who was black, for example, has not always had the same answer in U.S. history. Yet race has been a persistent element of identity. Every generation of Americans has wrestled with…

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February 2017
Free

Africanized Honeybees in Arizona: What They Tell Us About Who We Are

February 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pynes, Patrick

Arizona is the only state in the Union that has been documented as having Africanized bees in every single county. The story of Africanized bees in Arizona is very much a story about the Southwest, and its distinct differences from the rest of the United States. The bees show us that we are living and have lived for a  very long time in a complex zone of “mestizaje,” where  cultural and biological differences originating in several different continents (especially the…

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March 2017
Free

Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona

March 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
SB Gregory-McNamee - WEB

John Wayne was born in Iowa and lived for most of his adult life in California. Yet, he spent many years exploring, living, and investing in Arizona, where he produced his own films, raised cattle, operated a game ranch, and was seemingly everywhere at once. Wayne remains an iconic presence in American popular culture. In this talk, Gregory McNamee, who often writes about film and western history alike for such publications as the Encyclopaedia Britannica and The Hollywood Reporter, looks…

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Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona

March 4, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
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John Wayne was born in Iowa and lived for most of his adult life in California. Yet, he spent many years exploring, living, and investing in Arizona, where he produced his own films, raised cattle, operated a game ranch, and was seemingly everywhere at once. Wayne remains an iconic presence in American popular culture. In this talk, Gregory McNamee, who often writes about film and western history alike for such publications as the Encyclopaedia Britannica and The Hollywood Reporter, looks…

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