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Black August: Events Honoring Black Freedom Movement Come To Phoenix

A group of Valley-based organizations is bringing Black August to Arizona.

The event began in the 1970s, and it honors the Black freedom movement.

The groups — which include Mass Liberation Arizona, Black Lives Matter Metro Phoenix and Poder in Action — have scheduled a series of events throughout the month including workshops, conversations, candidate forums and a march.

To learn what Black August is all about, The Show spoke with Don Guillory, a history instructor at Arizona State University in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.