Donna R. Liggins spoke about the local NAACP. More information is available at the Donna R. Liggins Recreation Center, 2160 N. 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705 or 520-622-8277.
Jacquenese Price read Maya Angelou's Black Family Pledge and invited us all to make the pledge.
Jernei Johnson spoke about Katharine Dunham. She attends Presidio School.
Natalie Clark spoke about her alma mater Lincoln University.
Tanisha Price-Johnson described the accomplishments of Ida B. Wells Burnett. She works at the UA College of Medicine.
Local dentist Dr. Sharon Lister Green spoke about Dr. Floyd Thompson.
Mount Calvary is the oldest established African-American church in the state of Arizona. Mount Calvary was founded in 1900 when Rev. Bell, a Baptist missionary, arrived in Tucson (then just a small community in the Arizona Territory). Rev. Bell conducted services within the Black community, and under his leadership ten men and women organized the Baptist Mission to continue the ministry he inspired.
Jacquenese Price is a proud 4th generational member of Mt. Calvary, her children Tanisha, Adrian and Marquez are 5th generational members and granddaughter Jernei is continuing that membership as part of the 6th generation. Rev. P. B. Cornelius, one of Mt. Calvary's early pastors, is their great uncle.