Today on 30 Minutes we’ll hear remarks made at the 2018 Tucson Festival of Books at the Nuestras Raices stage, which was curated by the Pima County Public Library. University of Arizona Associate Professor of Africana Studies Dr. Tani Sanchez spoke in a presentation entitled “Erased but not Forgotten: Black and Latinx Heroes of the Old Pueblo.” Librarian Jessica Pryde was the moderator. This session was also supported by Pima County Public Library’s Kindred program. Kindred was established in 2017 by a group of like-minded staff members looking to meet a need in the community, both internally and externally, to reach, support, and celebrate the black community.
Dr. Sanchez described growing up in Tucson and learning about her history through her grandmother and then going on to pursue her ancestry through oral history, genealogical records, and DNA. She compiled her family history in the book Didn’t Come From Nothing: An African-American Story of Life. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.
Recorded and produced by Amanda Shauger