Margaret Campbell’s Niece, Cornelia, who lives in Georgia, contacted the museum, to share this wonderful herstory.
Mrs. Margaret Campbell was the first female African American novelist published in Arizona. She published her book, Iba the Dawn, which is available in UA Special Collections. She lived in the South Park neighborhood at Santa Rita and 29th Street in an underground home. Mrs. Campbell began digging to build the foundation in her home by herself and brought in workmen to complete the job. Her home had three floors, one of which housed a piano. She spoke five languages and gave piano lessons to neighborhood children.
Video recorded by Margaret Campbell’s Niece, Cornelia
After the combined efforts of our Executive Director Beverely, interns, and volunteers, our virtual tour is now live!
Even if you’re unable to visit the museum in person, we invite you to explore the incredible history of African Americans in Southern Arizona through our virtual tour.
For the best viewing experience, we recommend using the latest version of Chrome or Firefox browser on a computer or laptop. To enhance your experience, please switch to full-screen mode and select 4K quality for optimal image quality. While watching the video, feel free to drag your mouse or adjust the angle to view the entire museum.
If you have a VR headset, you can immerse yourself in the tour and feel like you’re truly here with us!
Virtual Tour Presenter: Beverely Elliott/Emma Márquez Peterson/Mingde Li/Jenny Li/Melora Hutcheson
Virtual Tour Producer: Mingde Li & Jenny Li
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Student Union Room 244
(1303 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719)
Park in the 2nd Street Garage
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