Black History Month

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:30pm

Denver, CO 80201

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Black History Month honors the achievements and contributions of African Americans to the country. Celebrate throughout the Denver metro area with lectures, dramatic performances and music.

6–7:30pm: 'The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature' - R.A.D.A. Social Justice Book Discussion
The R.A.D.A (Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action.) program provides a safe and responsible space to discuss community issues and movements of the day with respect and compassion within a structured environment. Denver Public Library's Black History Month selection, "The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature," by J. Drew Lanham, examines the connection between the unwelcome reception of BIPOC folks in outdoor spaces and the weaponization of race. Participants are encouraged to read the book in advance.

1:30–3:30pm: Harriet Tubman - An Active Minds Event
Born a slave in Maryland around 1820, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom in 1849 and became the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, helping lead hundreds of slaves to freedom through a complex system of secret people and places. Join Active Minds for a free, live webinar about Tubman's life and legacy, including her efforts fighting in the Civil War and later fighting for women’s suffrage.

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