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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 3:36 pm

Brian Johnson/AFN Students from Desert Vista and other East Valley schools were in attendance Feb. 17 when a distinguished group of African Americans offered their perspectives on being Black in Arizona in the 1960s. They included: Corey Woods, Tempe City Councilman; Mary Bishop, the first African American woman to hold an adjunct professorship position as ASU College of Education; Dr. Betty Greathouse, the first African America assistant dean of the Graduate College at ASU; Earl Oats, one of the first African Americans to attend Tempe High School; retired Judge Cecil Patterson; and Dr. Fredrick Warren, one of the first African American homeowners in Tempe. Said Woods:

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