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1.Tucson, Arizona Black /African-American Community

TUCSON CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INC

               
                         TUCSON CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INC
                         7739 E. BROADWAY, #195
                             TUCSON, AZ. 85710
                                                                                   OCTOBER 9, 2009


Currently we are working to get two women bronze sculpture to be placed in the Quincie Douglas Library in Tucson to honor two residents.

INFORMATION SHEET ABOUT UPCOMING PROJECT
TWO WOMEN WHO DIDĚ, BRONZE SCULPTURE- INFORMATION SHEET

A SCULPTURE WILL BE CREATED OF TWO 18 INCH BRONZE FIGURES to honor: Mrs Margaret Campbell, author and Mrs. Quincie Douglas, community leader.

The Tucson Chapter of Links has been awarded a grant from the Pima Arts Council to produce this historic work to honor two leaders of the South Park Neighborhood.  Mr. Quin Davis has been chosen to sculptor the work.  He has been showing his work in the community and has recently opened a studio that will enable him to expand his work. 

Mrs. Campbell is Arizona's first African American Novelist and her book,
Iba the Dawn
was published in 1912.  She lived on Santa Rita Street in an underground apartment.  She began digging it herself and brought in workmen to complete the job.  She had a piano down there and gave lessons on the piano.  She also did baby sitting for her grandchildren who lived next door in her son's house. Have been unable to locate her relatives. The search included her prior residences in other states such as South Carolina.

Mrs. Quincie Douglas was a community activist who helped begin a transportation program  for low income residents of the neighborhood and also a program to provide meals to low income residents.  There is a community center and library named for her on South 36th Street.  Have
been able to locate a relative or two from this family.

We hope to hold a public ceremony to mark the beginning of the project and introduce the participants of this project. 

We are grateful to receive the award for the grant that will enable the Tucson Chapter of Links, Inc. to provide this bronze sculpture to the library.

From Gloria Smith, Project Director.


o     Request for a Letter of Support from you - if possible
o    
o    
o     MRS. QUINCIE DOUGLAS AND MRS. MARGARET CAMPBELL.

OUR ARTIST WOULD BE MR. QUIN DAVIS AND FUNDING WILL BE PROVIDED FROM THE
PIMA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE TUCSON CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INC. 

IF YOU FEEL THIS IS A WORTHY PROJECT, PLEASE SUPPLY  A LETTER OF SUPPORT.  IT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO:

     THE TUCSON PIMA ARTS COUNCIL
o     C/O  THE TUCSON CHAPTER OF THE LINKS
o     LINK GLORIA SMITH,
o     7739 E. BROADWAY #195
o     TUCSON, ARIZONA 85710

HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE 2 MEETINGS  AT THE LIBRARY TO TALK MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT:
o     TO INTRODUCE IT TO THE PUBLIC
o     TO CELEBRATE ITS COMPLETION
o    
AN OPTIONAL PROGRESS REPORT MEETING WILL BE HELD THERE TOO.

o                          
Note:   Email letters can be used too.

FOR MORE INFORMATION - LINK GLORIA SMITH CAN BE REACHED AT
TRAILSTONE@AOL.COM

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