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30 Minutes- Charles Ford and Cressworth Lander
Charles Ford and Cressworth Lander (28:58)2013-01-27 Amanda Shauger
30 Minutes- Charles Ford and Cressworth Lander
Former Tucson vice mayor and retired Tucson Unified School District principal Charles Ford, Ph.D.; and Native Tucsonan and president of the Dunbar Coalition and Cressworth Lander weighed in on the civil rights movement in Tucson. On January 15, The University of Arizona Library Special collections unveiled a new exhibition which reflects on 50 years of civil rights in Tucson communities. "50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today" is on display now through August 30th. This exhibit was curated by Librarian Bob Diaz who is also the host of KXCI's Chicano Connections. A companion exhibition focusing on national civil rights issues is also on display in the UA Main Library.

The exhibition is also accompanied by a lecture series featuring local leaders, scholars and educators. The first in the series was entitled "50 Years: Tucson's African American Community". 30 Minutes presents remarks made at a panel discussion by Charles Ford, Ph.D., former Tucson Vice Mayor and retired Tucson Unified School District principal; and Cressworth Lander, native Tucsonan and president of the Dunbar Coalition.