FWD: 1963-2013

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FILM, THEATER AND CONVERSATION ABOUT A PIVOTAL YEAR IN CIVIL RIGHTS

History Colorado invites you to join civil rights leaders for a five-month series of film, theater and conversation examining seminal events of 1963. From the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church to the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, 1963 was a pivotal year in the Civil Rights Movement.

W.E.B. Du Bois wrote, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Is that true today? How far have we come? What have we learned over the past fifty years and what remains to be done?

This special series, FWD: 1963–2013, brings together many community voices to examine both local and national developments in Civil Rights over fifty years.

The program was developed by History Colorado’s locally based actor and filmmaker, donnie l. betts.

Tickets are $4 for History Colorado members, $5 for the general public.

All programs will be held at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway in Denver.

Click here for complete program information and to buy tickets.

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS:
Colorado Humanities
Colorado Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Metropolitan State University
Mizel Museum
Denver Urban Spectrum