In Tucson, a Texas-born Tucsonan named Jimmie Walker got Tucson's "A" mountain residents interested in turning Juneteeth into a community celebration in 1970.
Chase Calendar of Events (2001), Chicago, Ill.: Contemporary Books. c1999-. Page 330
"Juneteenth- Celebration of emancipation," Tucson Citizen. Calendar, June 13, 1985, Page 7.