February is Black History Month and the month is an observance celebrating the achievements of African Americans, past and present. It is a time that many will spend highlighting the accomplishments, educating others, and celebrating the lives of African Americans that helped shaped the America we all know today. Denver takes no exception to this month of observance and has many events scheduled that will educate, highlight, and celebrate the lives of African Americans. This is a list of some of the events that will take place in the Denver Metro Area throughout the month of February.
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library located at 2401 Welton Street in Denver will host several events during the month of February honoring Black History. Please visit their website for more information http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/blackhistory.html.
Be sure to stop by the Black American West Museum located at 3091 California Street in Denver. The museum is dedicated to educating people through various exhibits highlighting the contributions of African-Americans in the Old West. For more information about the museum, please visit the website at http://www.blackamericanwestmuseum.com/
Lincoln – The Constitution and the Civil War will be on exhibition at the Denver Public Library, Central Branch, through February 12, 2010 so it is not too late to stop by and check it out. For more information please visit the library website at http://denverlibrary.org
The 27th annual Black World Conference will be held on February 24- 25, 2010 at the Tivoli Turnhalle. The theme for the BWC is “Commemorating SNCC: Students creating an empowered path for change.” Conference highlights include a keynote address on Feb. 24 from Vincent Harding, professor emeritus of religion and social transformation at the Iliff School of Theology, and author/filmmaker Judy Richardson.
On Feb. 25, the featured speaker is Acacia Salatti, deputy director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. For more information on the conference, go to the African and African American Studies Department at http://www.mscd.edu/aas/events/conference.shtml or call 303-556-3685.
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The Shadow Theatre Presents Songs For Coretta by Pearl Cleage, directed by Debbie Lee. This production will begin on February 11, 2010 and run through March 14, 2010 and is a play covering the many issues of the Civil Rights movement and the life of Corretta Scott King. For more information on this play please visit the website at http://www.shadowtheatre.com/