Arizona Daily Star's Western Women Series:
Segregation has existed in Arizona schools from the time Mexican and Native American children first walked through the classroom door, often being turned away and refused an education in predominantly white communities.
This article linked above details the legal history of segregation in Arizona and chronicles the life of Rebecca Huey Dallis, who fought to educate black children and integrate the schools in Casa Grande.
In 1992 the Southside Colored School, where Dallis taught, was renamed the Rebecca Dallis Schoolhouse. Rebecca Dallis was inducted into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame, opens a new window in 2017.
Cleere, Jan. "Despite adversity, teacher set high bar for black students, opens a new window." Special to the Arizona Daily Star. March 15, 2016. Page A5. (NewsBank online resource.)
Reagan, Kevin. "Women's hall to honor CG educator, opens a new window." Casa Grande Dispatch. Feburary 22, 2017. Page A1. (NewsBank online resource.)
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