May 29, 2018
Debi Chess Mabie, Executive Director for The Dunbar Pavilion: An African American Center for Art and Culture
100 years ago, the Dunbar School in Tucson, Arizona opened its doors as a segregated school. It was the only school in the city that served African-American children up until 1951. As you can imagine, it's a place with a complex history.
We dive into that history with Debi Chess Mabie and discuss her work to revitalize the space and elevate the contributions of African-Americans in Tucson. We also discuss her 100-year view, what a legacy means, and how no matter what - our plans are constantly subject to change.