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Event Series


Black History, from the Black Perspective, Beyond Slavery

Blaxplanation was created to amplify the beauty, joy, reliance, and tenacity of the Black Community. The Blaxplanation program explores the stories of Colorado’s Black diaspora—outside the context of slavery—with national or international impact. Reclaiming its name from the Blaxploitation genre of the 70s, this program addresses racist and discriminatory understandings of Black life while focusing on the contributions and achievements of the Black community to our society.

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