Celebrate Black History Month

feb 10Here, there are lots of local events that celebrate our diverse communities. During February, our nation celebrates the achievements by black Americans and recognizes their key roles in our country’s history. Here are a few Black History Month events that may pique your interest.

Health Fair – The Center for African American Health

The Center for African American Health will be hosting a health fair on February 27that the Renaissance Denver Hotel on Quebec St. On top of the health screenings offered, there will be massage therapy, cooking demonstrations and food tastings!

All The Way

This play is the winner of the 2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Out Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play. It portrays the controversial steps taken by well-known figures of 1960’s and their efforts to pass the Civil Rights Act. The play will run through almost the entire month of February at The Stage Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Black History Live – Rosa Parks

Also taking place at the Blair-Caldwell Library is an educational event on Rosa Parks. National Humanities and Chautauqua scholar Becky Stone will act as Rosa Parks showing how her refusal to give up her seat on a bus in 1955 started the Civil Rights Movement.

Faith & Film Series

People’s Presbyterian Church in Denver will be hosting a film series in February honoring Black History Month. All showings will take place at noon and will have a short discussion afterward. For a full schedule, click here.

People from all walks of life will enjoy these events, which offer a great opportunity to learn more about our country’s great history and about other cultures. Attending events like these are a great way for families to honor those who came before us and learn from our past as a community.