Segregation and the Alston House
A C-SPAN crew toured the Alston House in Mesa, Arizona. Built in the 1920s, it was home and office of Dr. Lucius Alston, the… read more
A C-SPAN crew toured the Alston House in Mesa, Arizona. Built in the 1920s, it was home and office of Dr. Lucius Alston, the first black doctor to practice in Mesa. During an era of segregation, Dr. Alston and his wife, Velma, a nurse, treated members of the African-American, Hispanic, and American-Indian communities.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Mesa, Arizona, on March 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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