2016 Black History Live

One of the most prominent figures in black history is coming to Denver as part of Black History Month, an annual recognition each February of the significant contributions people with African heritage have made and continue to make in education, medicine, sports, art, culture, public services, economic development, politics and human rights.

Eminent national humanities and Chautauqua scholar Charles Everett Pace will portray Frederick Douglass this year.  Pace illuminates the life and times of Frederick Douglass in a vivid scholarly performance, explores African American history and culture, and embraces the concept of a useable past.

 

Black History Live programs will take place February 17 - 26 at the following locations:

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 11 am Pueblo Community College Hoag Theatre, 900 West Orman, SC 251, Pueblo.  Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2 pm Pikes Peak Community College, The Grove Room, 5675 S Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs.  Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7 pm Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library Ryalls Room, 100 East Abriendo Avenue, Pueblo.  Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 12:30 pm Metropolitan State University of Denver, Auraria Campus, Tivoli Room 444.  Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 6 pm Front Range Community College Boulder County Campus, Flaggstaff Academy, 2040 Miller Drive. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2:30 pm Arapahoe Community College Littleton Campus Waring Theater, 5900 South Santa Fe.  Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 6 pm Community College of Aurora Fine Arts Bldg, 16000 E Center Tech Pkwy. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2 pm Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Conference Room, 2401 Welton Street, Denver. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 12 pm Aims Community College Cornerstone Conference Center, 5401 West 20th Street, Greeley.  Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 9 am and 7 pm, Colorado Northwestern Community College Colorado Room, 500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely.  Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 11 am, Colorado Northwestern Community College Academic Building Room 185, 50 College Drive, Craig.  Free and open to the public.

We are also offeringa two teacher workshops for our Young Chautauqua program on Monday, Feb. 23, 9 am-4 pm, in Denver  and Friday, Feb. 27, 9am to 4pm in Grand Junction. The workshop will be led by Mr. Pace. Register for the workshop.

Black History Live is also presenting at the following locations for students only:

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver

Mountain Range High School, Westminster, for Mountain Range students

Eagleview Middle School, Colorado Springs, for Eagleview students

For more information, please email Betty Jo Brenner or call (303) 894-7951 x17