Black History and Preservation Symposium

This event last occurred Oct. 15, 2022

Join the ASU Library for the Black History and Preservation Symposium on Oct. 15 and become a community archivist or historian. Learn about the long history of Black life in Arizona through a series of presentations and workshops that focus on community archives, oral histories and genealogy research. Speakers will highlight projects that are dedicated to uplifting the stories of Black communities for future generations. 

This symposium is hosted by the Arizona State University Library’s Black Collections and the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Initiative, Tonto National Forest Service, Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona Preservation Foundation and Salt River Project in partnership with the Phoenix Public Library. 

Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are accepted. Please register with the Phoenix Public Library.

Location: Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium (1221 North Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85004)

Image credit: Students and staff outside of the Phoenix Union Colored High School circa 1942. McCulloch Brothers Inc. Photographs, CP MCLMB A1547C. Arizona State University Libraries: Arizona Collection. The school's name was changed to George Washington Carver High School in 1943.

A large group of people standing outside of a building

Burton Barr Central Library

For more information contact:

ASU Library
Jessica Salow, Assistant Archivist of Black Collections