We will explore many ways in which the people of Colorado have shifted perceptions, outlook and attitudes toward the wider world around them under a constant influence of change.
In September we open with a lecture focused on the Amache Relocation Center and how it fits into the greater context of Japanese internment in North America. In October, we will experience the life of 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass in an intriguing and interactive performance followed by a lecture in November that will honor the centennial of those who fought in WWI through the diary of a Denver veteran. January’s lecture will shed light on black heritage in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood and the influence of jazz. In February, we will gain insight on how popular music and race played a role in politics of the 1960’s, and March will focus on the controversial order that forced Denver Public Schools to bus students to school far from home in an attempt to end segregation. In April we will have a special visit from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to talk about the landmark Apollo 8 mission, giving the citizens of the world the first photograph of Earth rising over the moon. To conclude our lecture series in May we will celebrate the centennial of the opening of our beloved Rocky Mountain National Park.
All lectures take place at 1 and 7 pm at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver.
Members: $60 for the entire 8-part series, $8.50 per ticket for individual lectures
Students: $6.50 per ticket with student ID
Nonmembers: $100 for the entire 8-part series plus museum admission; $10 per ticket for individual lectures without museum admission; $14 per ticket for individual lectures with museum admission
In August, History Colorado members will receive a lecture series brochure with registration information in the mail. Call 303/866-2394 for more information.
Sponsored by the Walter S. Rosenberry III Charitable Trust.