Celebrate Black History Month - February

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Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and an opportunity to recognize their central role in U.S. history.  This year's theme is "Resistance," which recognizes how Black Americans have resisted oppression and discrimination for centuries.  Learn about Black history makers, explore cultural traditions, and honor Black history in America. 

Proclaiming Colorado's Black History

"A comprehensive, but not complete, look at the African American experience in Colorado."
Learn more about the African American experience in Colorado at the Museum of Boulder's exhibit.


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Special Events

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    NAACP Boulder County presents "True Justice"

    Sunday, Feb. 11, 2pm
    Lafayette Public Library
    NAACP Boulder County invites you to watch a compelling free screening and join in a facilitated community conversation focused on the award-winning documentary “True Justice,” chronicling Bryan Stevenson’s relentless fight for equality.

    "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality" shares Bryan Stevenson’s experience with a criminal justice system that “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” The burden of facing this system is explored in candid interviews with associates, close family members, and clients. One featured story is of Anthony Ray Hinton--falsely charged, convicted and sentenced to death, Mr. Hinton served 29 years on death row until he was freed and exonerated with the assistance of Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative. 

    NAACP Boulder County Freedom Fund Celebration

    Sunday, Feb. 18, 3pm
    Macky Auditorium, CU Boulder
    Free and open to the public Anthony Ray Hinton, featured in "True Justice," will be speaking about his experiences and his bestselling book "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row." Learn more and reserve free tickets.