If you like reading the articles in the Journal of Arizona History, but have found yourself wanting to know
If you like reading the articles in the Journal of Arizona History, but have found yourself wanting to know more, here’s your chance! Join Arizona Historical Society Museum Curator Dr. Lora M. Key for a virtual talk and discussion on Wednesday, April 22. Read the article The Right to Represent: Mexican Americans and the World War II Draft Board in Tucson, Arizona via Project MUSE or pp. 159 – 182 in the Summer 2019 Issue. Dr. Key will give a short presentation about her research, and then open the program to discussion and questions. Dr. Key’s article explores the early civil rights activism of middle-class Mexican Americans who pushed for representation on the local Tucson draft board during World War II. Dr. Key’s work looks at how middle-class activism during the war forged the broader Mexican American civil rights movement after the war.
Tucson Draft Board Two. From left to right: J. O. Niemann, Walter Roediger, Archie R. Connor, George A. Amos, Chairman W. E. Barnum, and J. F. McKale. Image 59444, PC 1000, Arizona Historical Society, Tucson.