Impact Arizona

Forced Migrations. Deliberate Resistance. Ingenious Survival. Cultural Resilience. 

Join us for a moving program to mark the close of the historic 400 years anniversary of the arrival of Africans in America. The program features a stirring exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed artist L’Merchie Frazier, rituals of remembrance led by Sakena Young-Scaggs, PhD and a panel discussion that includes ASU faculty Lois Brown, PhD and Calvin Schermerhorn, PhD and Princess Crump, Board President, George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. 

Free  |  Open to the public  |  Light Refreshments

Speakers and Panelists:

LMerchie Frazier PhotoL'Merchie Frazier
fiber artist
director of education
Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket

Lois Brown photoLois Brown, PhD
director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy                                              
Foundation Professor of English
Arizona State University
Princess Crump photoPrincess Crump
board president
George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
Sakena Young-Scaggs PhotoSakena Young-Scaggs, PhD
Honors faculty fellow
Barrett, the Honors College
Arizona State University
Calvin Schermerhorn photoCalvin Schermerhorn, PhD
professor of history
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural CenterGeorge Washington Carver Museum
415 E. Grant Street 
Phoenix, AZ 85004


The museum is located on E. Grant Street, west of 7th Street in downtown Phoenix.  For driving directions, click on the map button below and then select "Directions," or contact our office.


Parking is available in the lots on the northeast and west sides of the building. There is also on street parking along Grant St. and 4th St.

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Volunteer in support of 400 Years: African American Past and Presence

Your service as a volunteer will help make this program a great success and have a positive impact on our community. Be an Architect of Change and sign up to volunteer with the CSRD!

Volunteer Information:

  • Each volunteer shift is a minimum of 1 hour
  • Volunteers may sign up for multiple shifts
  • CSRD will sign off on community service/volunteer paperwork or write letters on your behalf
  • If these shifts do not fit with your schedule, but you would still like to volunteer, please contact us to arrange a custom volunteer schedule
Hysterical Birth by L'Merichie Frazier
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm