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The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth with Author Karen Branan

Author Visits and Writing
6:00 pm
Meeting Room

Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a woman and three men, all African American and all of them innocent. In The Family Tree, Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of the sheriff, digs deep into the past to deliver a shattering historical memoir a century after that horrific day.

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From Combat to Canvas - Artists' Reception

Social Events
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cousins Gallery - Level 3

From Combat to Canvas will showcase the art and photography of local veterans as well as work about the veteran experience. Light Refreshments Served.

For more information about the exhibit or reception please contact curator Helen Littlejohn at (303) 907-4589 or email helenwlittlejohn@gmail.com.

Art:
"Respect to our Recent Dead," by John Davis.

From Combat to Canvas Exhibit

Exhibit
Cousins Gallery - Level 3

From Combat to Canvas will showcase the art and photography of local veterans as well as work about the veteran experience. Invited artists include Jerry de La Cruz, John Davis, Jess DuBois, Dwayne Glapion, Jud Hart, Ted Moore, Andrienne Norris, Bill Potts, David Stevens, Floyd Tunson, Jerry Vigil, and Irving Watts. Ranging from painting and photography to sculpture, the work will offer veterans an opportunity to reflect on their experiences and share their current creative outlet.

Reception:
Saturday, March 12, 1-4 pm.

DCPA - All the Way Reception & Meet and Greet

Social Events
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Meeting Room

Meet members of the cast and crew. Light Refreshments Served.

Play Information:
By Robert Schenkkan, Directed by Anthony Powell
All the Way, vividly portrays the controversial steps taken by ambitious figures of the 1960s – President LBJ and Martin Luther King, Jr. – to pass the Civil Rights Act.

Jan 29 - Feb 28, 2016
The Stage Theatre
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Speer and Arapahoe, Denver 80204

For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org

All The Way: An Exhibit Presented by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Exhibit
Foyer - Level 1

All the Way vividly portrays the controversial steps taken by ambitious figures of the 1960s to pass the Civil Rights Act. Set in the pivotal year after JFK’s assassination, President Lyndon Baines Johnson hurls himself at the cause fronted by Martin Luther King, Jr., determined to rebuild the country into The Great Society that promised equality for all. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The 12, The Kentucky Cycle), All the Way bowled over Broadway last year garnering the 2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play.

Colorado Humanities Presents: Black History Live - Rosa Parks

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm
Meeting Room

National humanities and Chautauqua scholar Becky Stone will portray Rosa Parks teaching how one woman, in 1955, through determination and will, refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, starting the Civil Rights Movement.

Colorado Women’s Hall Of Fame Presents: Legacies As Tall As Mountains Exhibit

Exhibit
Cousins Gallery - Level 3

Honoring Colorado’s African American Trailblazers (1985-2015)

Inductees Featured at the Blair-Caldwell Library:
Clara Brown, Lauren Young Casteel, Oleta Lawanda Crain, Evie Dennis, EdD, Fannie Mae Duncan, Justina Ford, MD, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Hattie McDaniels, Reynelda Muse, Rachel Bassette Noel, Cleo Parker Robinson, Pauline Short Robinson, Gloria Travis Tanner, Arie Taylor, Mildred Pitts Walter, and Wilma Webb.

The Freedom to Choose: Is Skin Color Really an Issue, with Author Mary Ellen Danuser

Author Visits and Writing
2:00 pm
Meeting Room

The Freedom to Choose tells the story of author Mary Ellen and her spouse, interpolated with the narratives of couples interviewed across the states. It offers a rare look into the lives of all mentioned couples, revealing insights and rationales as to why some people choose their mates outside their race--a portrait of motive, intent and personal choice. One of Winter of Reading's Bookish Programs.

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Adult Book Group

Book Clubs
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you love to read? Do you like to talk about books and hear what other readers have enjoyed? Join us at this nontraditional book club and share a recent read or an old favorite.

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Lena Archuleta Meeting Room

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