El Pueblo History Museum plans Black History Month Programs
PUEBLO, Colo. (January 30, 2019) – In recognition of Black History Month, El Pueblo History Museum will be hosting a series of events throughout February to celebrate the African-American history and community of southern Colorado. There will be a different event every week of February, and each one will be free and open to the public.
The first of these events will be a Community Music & Poetry Night, hosted on Friday, February 8 at 5:30 pm. It will be a night of poetry and music to celebrate the community, featuring guests LC Houston, Kennedy Pugh, and Kevin C. Mitchell. There will be refreshments and free gallery admission for the evening.
The second event will be a workshop and community conversation with Regan Byrd and Marissa Volpe, titled “Embodying Equity: Practicing Anti-Oppression.” Participants will receive practical tools for application of the ideas and how to look through an anti-oppression lens. It will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m., and coffee and donuts will be provided.
A special Black History Month Trivia night will be at the Downtown Bar, 103 Central Plaza, Pueblo CO. It will begin at 8 pm on Thursday, February 21, and will provide the opportunity to show knowledge of African American history and culture, as well as to win prizes and bragging rights. Due to its venue this event is restricted to patrons 21 and older.
Finally, on Wednesday, February 27, professor Tom Romero, from the University of Denver, will give a talk on redlining at 6:30 pm. In his lecture, Romero will talk about the history of discriminatory housing practices and the reverberations that are felt in communities even decades after the practice was outlawed.
Alongside these events, Beyond Story Time, the free preschool-age story time, will celebrate Black History Month themes all throughout February. Beyond Story Time is held at El Pueblo History Museum every Monday at 10 am.
El Pueblo History Museum is located at 301 N. Union Avenue in the heart of historic downtown Pueblo. El Pueblo History Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Current exhibits include Borderlands of Southern Colorado, Without Borders: Art Sín Fronteras, Children of Ludlow, and the Museum of Memory. For more information, visit www.ElPuebloHistoryMuseum.org or call 719-583-0453.