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February is African American History Month. Learn about Tucson's African American community in our website In The Steps of Esteban

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Biographies, Interviews, Oral Histories
& Remembrances

In The Steps of Esteban: Biographies and Oral Histories
Short biographies are presented of the region's prominent African American pioneers, educators, soldiers, doctors, lawyers and teachers.

 

 

 

An Interview With Luttie Wilson
Watch a video of Luttie Wilson, a teacher at the old Fort Lowell School and the first principal of the new Fort Lowell Elementary School. Students of Ms. Sheri Miller's 4th grade class interviewed the 101 year old at the Fort Lowell Elementary School on March 4, 1999.

 

 

Just Memories
Follow the life of prominant Tucsonan Roy P. Drachman, Sr., born in 1906, through a memoir of his first 70 years.

 

 

 

The New Americans Project
In August 1998, members of the New American community participated in recording information about their lives and experiences in the former Soviet Union and in Tucson.

 

 

 

The Promise of Gold Mountain: Biographies of Prominent Chinese-American Tucsonans
Short biographies of prominent members of Tucson's Chinese-American community. Featured are Don Wah, Fok Yut Ngan, Esther Don Tang, David Tang, and Soleng Tom.

 

 

Oral Histories of the E-Company Marines
Easy Company (E-Company), 13th Infantry Battalion, was the first Marine Corps Reserve unit from Tucson, Arizona, activated for the Korean Conflict in July of 1950. "E-Company Remembered" is a tribute to the men who returned from the battlefields and recognition of the the great sacrifices they made. The site contains autobiographical sketches written by men of Easy Company, unique photographs taken during their tour, original poems written in their honor, and video of the 2002 Korean War Memorial dedication service held on Memorial Day in Kino Park.

School on the Range: The Little Cowpuncher Roundup
School on the Rangeis an oral history project sponsored by the University of Arizona and the Arizona Humanities Council featuring interviews with former Little Cowpunchers. Along with video of these interviews are photos and recollections of Eulalia "Sister" Bourne, transcripts of interviews, and images from photographs from 1930s and 1940s depicting life in southern Arizona.