The Tucson-Sierra Vista Alumni and Delta Omicron Chapters participated in the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona “Days of Caring” supporting the Dunbar African-American Museum and Cultural Center here in Tucson Arizona. Brothers participated by painting inside parts of the building and planting trees on the grounds.
The Dunbar School was the first and only segregated school in Tucson established in 1912. The school was completed in January 1918, for the purpose of educating Tucson’s African-American students and named after Paul Lawrence Dunbar, a renowned African-American Poet. African-American children in first through ninth grades attended Dunbar until 1951, when de-jure segregation was eliminated from the school systems of Arizona. When segregation in Arizona was eliminated, Dunbar School became the non-segregated John Spring Junior High School, and continued as such until 1978 when the school was closed permanently.