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30 Minutes- Margo Cowan: 50 Years: Tucson's Mexican American Community Part 2
Margo Cowan- 50 Years: Tucson's Mexican American Community Part 2 (28:40) 2013-05-19 Amanda Shauger
30 Minutes- Margo Cowan: 50 Years: Tucson's Mexican American Community Part 2
Margo Cowan gives an overview of our region's civil rights struggle. University of Arizona Special Collections Librarian (and KXCI Chicano Connections host) Bob Diaz has curated an exhibition entitled "50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today". The display will be up through August 30th.

A lecture series featuring community leaders, University of Arizona scholars, and local educators accompanied the exhibit. The final lecture took place on April 29th and was entitled "50 Years: Tucson's Mexican American Community." Today on 30 Minutes, we continue with curator Bob Diaz, and local Attorney Margo Cowan.



Highlights of the exhibit include national civil rights legislative documents from the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Collections, documents from the Tucson Council for Civic Unity archive detailing the council's effort to end discrimination and segregation in Tucson and Arizona, and photographs and papers from civil rights groups and individuals representing the African American, Native American, Asian American, LGBTQ, and Mexican American communities of Tucson. An audio kiosk playing songs from the civil rights era is also part of the exhibition.

This is part 2.