On Mar. 29, I’m presenting a revised version of my talk, “Diggin’ in the Crates,” for the Kindred Team at the Pima County Library at 4:30PM. I’ll be including new information on housing integration in Maryvale during the early sixties that further develops how community archives helps uncover suburban history. Check it out!
Valley 101 on Ayra Hackett
I met with Kaely Monahan from the Arizona Republic to discuss the life and times of Ayra Hackett on the Valley 101 podcast in honor of Women’s History Month. Check out the “Herstory” below!
Meet Dr. Winston Hackett
Allison Rodriguez of ABC 15 asked me about the life and history of Dr. W.C. Hackett – proprietor of the Booker T. Washington Hospital in Phoenix. Check it out!
Book Talk – How the Word is Passed
I was invited by the Arizona Preservation Foundation to host a book talk on How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith. It was a cool conversation. Check it out!
City of Phoenix Black History Month
I had an opportunity to chat with Phoenix11 about Black History in metropolitan Phoenix. It was wonderful to celebrate our community. Check it out!
Another Interview in The State Press
Keetra Bippus of The State Press interviewed me for an article about diversity efforts at Barrett, the Honors College over the past few years. Check it out!
Urban Planning Podcast Interview
I met with an ASU student interested in the history of Maryvale. We recorded our conversation as a podcast interview. I gave a rundown on how urban policy failure impacted community development in the area. Check it out!
From Black Pioneers of the West to Wakanda Forever: Afrofuturism and Imagining Black Futures
The #beyondjuneteenth committee at the University of Arizona invited me to discuss Black Pioneers as part of a panel on Black history and Black futures. It was such a joy to share some of my preliminary manuscript research with this audience and contribute to an ongoing celebration of Black life in Arizona.
I met with William Pitts from 12News to discuss the history of Maryvale. He asks me how policy history can help improve the community. Check it out!
Interview in The State Press
Alexis Moulton of The State Press interviewed me about ASU Downtown and Michael Crow’s legacy of gentrification. I mention civic colonialism, one of the key developments in my research, to explain how urban policy was used to displace local communities to make room for development. Check it out!