Press Release

One Person, No Vote: Carol Anderson Speaks in Denver for "Bold Women. Change History."

h-co.org/BoldWomen | #HerColorado

DENVER, Colo. (January 23, 2020)—The History Colorado Center welcomes New York Times bestselling author and human rights advocate Carol Anderson on Wednesday, February 12 for its inspiring speaker series.

PRESS CONTACT
John Eding, Manager of Communications and PR
303-594-2133 | john.eding@state.co.us

Winner of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy, Anderson outlines the history and politics of disenfranchisement during the public engagement initiative known as Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado // 2020, the nation’s most comprehensive statewide commemoration of the largest voting-rights expansion in US history. The conversation is presented in partnership with Tattered Cover.

Bold Women. Change History. Speaker Series: Carol Anderson
Wednesday, February 12, 7–8 p.m.
History Colorado Center, Anschutz Hamilton Hall
1200 Broadway, Denver CO 80203
303-HISTORY | h-co.org/BoldWomen

Tickets: $25 / Members $15 / Students $10

Anderson’s address will be followed by a moderated audience Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

The History Colorado Center offers complimentary onsite childcare for children ages 6 to 12 for Bold Women. Change History. events by request. Please complete the childcare request form—available at h-co.org/BoldWomen—48 hours in advance of the event date. Guardians are required to stay on the premises and must complete a check-in form and present ID at pickup.

About Carol Anderson
Dr. Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy; White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times bestseller; Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; and Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960. Professor Anderson was a member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. Her complete bio is available here.

About Bold Women. Change History.
The primary public forum of the Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado // 2020—a grassroots initiative led by History Colorado, the governor’s Women’s Vote Centennial Commission, and you—Bold Women. Change History. features scholars, authors, and history-makers who illuminate what happens when voters knock down barriers and prohibit discrimination. All events take place at the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway). Astronaut Susan Helms, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Dolores Huerta, and former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power are among the previous speakers in the series; Harvard scholar Liette Gidlow (March 11) joins Anderson among upcoming presenters in the series. Bios, event details, and tickets for all events are available via h-co.org/BoldWomen.

Call to Action
History Colorado, the state agency leading the Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado, invites interested organizations and individuals across the state to collaborate together to create space and events for civic engagement, commemoration, impact and support. Statewide partnerships between local museums, libraries, clubs, schools, arts organizations and individuals in communities will provide settings for voting-related events and dialog. For more information about ways to get involved and participate, visit COWomensCentennial.org, call 303-620-4933, or email HC_COWomensHistory@state.co.us.

BACKGROUND
As an effort that empowers Coloradans to see themselves making an impact in their communities, Bold Women. Change History. mirrors several ongoing initiatives at History Colorado. They include What’s Your Story?, a new core exhibit opened October 19 that introduces visitors to 101 passionate Coloradans, and guides guests to their own powers for positive change; the Year of La Chicana, a community partnership that connects the core issues of the Chicano movement with present day issues of social justice, identity, and inclusion; and the Museum of Memory project, a public-history initiative to help communities reframe challenges and struggles into histories of resilience and pride, which garnered more than 480 participants last year.

About Tattered Cover
Tattered Cover is a large indie bookstore and cafe with the cozy feel and comfort of smaller bookshops, furnished with comfortable sofas and overstuffed chairs and a world-class newsstand. We sell new and used books, in addition to crisp pre-discounted bargain editions. We are a Denver institution, a community gathering place, and an experience you can't download. Tattered Cover has a long history of hosting LIVE author events, averaging over 600 authors, illustrators, and public figures each year. Bringing People and Books Together Since 1971

About History Colorado
Inclusive, values-driven, and intentional, History Colorado has become a force for finding new ways to serve people in Colorado. In 2018 History Colorado provided programs to more than 18,000 students in their own schools, and assisted more than 40 schools with bus funds, to expand efforts that now serve more than 85,000 students annually. Its all-day Hands-On History program at El Pueblo History Museum responds to the four-day school week that is now administered by 61% of Colorado school districts.

History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving and sharing the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through educational programs, historic preservation grants, collecting, outreach to Colorado communities, the History Colorado Center and Stephen H. Hart Research Center in Denver, and nine other museums and historic attractions statewide. Visit HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.

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