Each February, Black History Month honors the achievements and contributions of African-Americans to the country. Here’s how you can celebrate throughout the Denver metro area with lectures, dramatic performances and music.
Learn about the life of JoKatherine Holliman Page, a social and political activist.
Listen to Valeria Howard-Vason, the wife of the late Lu Vason who founded the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo.
Historian Priscilla Marshall will talk about how the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed thousands of American to head out West, including African-Americans, who staked claims in a new and harsh environment.
Actress and scholar Becky Stone will portray abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman at several locations.
A prominent member of the community will make a special guest appearance.
@Green Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden
Guest artist Ron Miles will join the Jefferson Symphony for a special concert. Miles will perform Grace Mary Williams’ “Trumpet Concerto.” The program will also include the music of William Grant Still and Duke Ellington.
Enjoy a full-course, chef-inspired luncheon rich with the flavors of Tuscany coupled with a stellar performance by nationally acclaimed scholar-presenter Becky Stone as the abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Get in for free at this acclaimed museum, featuring the African-American men and women who helped settle the West.
Learn about Buffalo Soldiers who formed African-American units after the Civil War. Tim Johnson will portray Sgt. Jack Hackett.
Through Feb. 28
@Blair Caldwell African American Research Library
Throughout the month, the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will display portraits of great women who helped shape the state.
Through Feb. 28
Learn about brave firefighters who carved out a career in what used to be a segregated profession.