Rise Together With Carver

On September 21, 2020, the city of Phoenix woke to find the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center (Carver Museum) had been vandalized with Nazi symbols and racist epithets overnight.
Brenda Thomson, Secretary for the museum stated, “While we are extremely disappointed by the recent vandalism to the property, we remain steadfast in our mission. Whoever decided to deface this treasured property with swastikas and racial slurs did not understand that our history is far too wide and too deep to be destroyed by mere graffiti. We shall rise above.”
The Phoenix Union Colored High School opened in Phoenix in 1926, a stark reminder of Arizona’s history of enforced segregation. From these roots, the Carver Museum has emerged, a landmark and tribute to the resilience of the students and community that persevered. Carver is an educational and cultural gem, a meeting place for diverse people to gather and learn about the rich history and contributions of African Americans.
In light of this heinous act, Carver Museum is raising funds to continue the preservation of African-American heritage, arts, and culture, and to honor the African-American experience in Phoenix, Arizona. Please consider making a gift donation in support of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.


Thank you Fox 10 for sharing our story. https://www.fox10phoenix.com/video/852892

Thank you AZ family 3 & 5 for sharing our story. https://bit.ly/3kEw0az



  • Tomas Sanchez
    • $44 
    • 3 yrs
  • Helen Menase
    • $15 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team: Team Carver (3)

Paul Taliercio
Phoenix, AZ
George Washington Carver and Cultural Center
Registered charity
Donations are typically 100% tax-deductible in the US.
Brenda Thomson
Team member
Joseph Benesh
Team member

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