Meet Rosa Parks at Bemis Public Library, Littleton, Colorado
Actor and scholar Becky Stone will portray Rosa Parks in six Denver Metro area presentations February 23 – March 3 as part of Colorado Humanities' Black History Live tour. In partnership with Arapahoe County’s Koelbel Library, Windsor Gardens, Bemis Public Library, Community College of Aurora, and the Aurora Central Library, this living history portrayal will give insight into how and why Rosa Parks prepared for her pivotal act of resistance. Five of these programs are free:
Koelbel Library, February 27, 2020, 5955 South Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121, 6:00pm.
Windsor Gardens Community Center, February 28, 2020, 595 South Clinton Street, Denver, 80247, 10:00am.
Bemis Public Library, February 28, 2020, 6014 Datura Street, Littleton, 80120, 2pm.
Aurora Central Library, February 29, 2020, 14949 East Alameda Parkway, Aurora, 80012, 10:00am.
Community College of Aurora, March 3, 2020, 16000 E CentreTech Parkway, Aurora, 80011, 12:30pm.
Actor/scholar Becky Stone says, “There had always been an uneasy truce between black and white folks in the South. Emancipation granted citizenship to black Americans, but white Americans ended all progress by returning to slave-master protocol that was enforced by Jim Crow law. These laws went beyond segregation. They were designed to make black people feel inferior and whites, superior. By 1955, black Southerners had been oppressed as much as they could allow. They needed the right person to say ‘no more.’ That person was Rosa Parks.”
6014 South Datura Street
Littleton, CO 80120
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