Black History Month

As the nation celebrates Black History Month, the Denver Public Library invites you to join us at one or more events.

Active Minds: Civil Rights Act

  • Saturday, Feb. 8, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, Floor 7, Training Room
  • Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sam Gary Branch Library

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was landmark legislation that outlawed major forms of discrimination against minorities and women. We'll examine the act over 50 years later and evaluate its impact on civil rights today.

Silent Film Series

  • Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m. The Preservery - Oscar Micheaux's The Symbol of the Unconquered
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m. The Preservery - Oscar Micheaux's Body and Soul

In the early years of cinema, at a time when bigotry and racism in films like Birth of a Nation went unchallenged, Oscar Micheaux made films that called out this racism. Register at

Rebels Remembered @ Park Hill

  • Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Park Hill Branch Library - My Neighborhood School
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Park Hill Branch Library - To Earn an Income

The history of the Civil Rights movement in Colorado is captured in riveting detail by director Dick Altweis in this documentary series.

Thunder Soul

  • Sunday, Feb. 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Central Library Conference Center

Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.

Growing Rich: Madam C.J. Walker a Self-Made Millionaire

  • Saturday, Feb. 15, 2-3 pm., Gonzales Branch Library

Historical re-enactor Lonnie McCabe will bring the story of Madam C.J. Walker to life as we relive her time in Denver during 1905. This story of tenacity, strength, and determination of one of America's first self-made female millionaires will inspire and delight.

Written by sspitsna on February 3, 2020