History and Genealogy

The Civil War at Riverside Cemetery

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Riverside Cemetery, Denver’s oldest operating cemetery, is the final resting place of more veterans of the American Civil War than any other cemetery in Colorado. The people that changed the course of our country during the Civil War were the same ones that shaped Colorado and Denver. Experience history in this slide show presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteer Ray Thal.

Discovering Dinosaurs in the Denver Area with Dinosaur Ridge

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn what Denver looked like millions of years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Hear about the fossils, footprints, and other discoveries you can make when visiting Dinosaur Ridge, just a short drive away in Morrison. Was there a dinosaur living in your back yard?

Stars in Khaki--Canceled

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Songs of the Struggle - Part of "Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011

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History and Genealogy
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An interactive panel, led by Dr. Ella Maria Ray and Dr. Rachel Harding, that brings local scholars and poets together to dialogue with the audience about how Africans in the Americas have historically embraced vocal music as they moved towards and continue to advance in the direction of authentic liberation.

http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

Education for Social Justice - Discussion (Part of Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011"

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History and Genealogy
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Professor Winston Grady-Willis, Department Chair, African and African American Studies, Metropolitan State College of Denver, will discuss the roles and contributions of students in the Civil Rights Movement.

http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

Education for Social Justice - Part of "Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011"

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History and Genealogy
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Teach-in for High School students of US History, African American History or Civil Rights classes, featuring Freedom Rider, Jim Lawson, and Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit of the Flobots.

Educators – contact elally@denverlibrary.org to register your class.

Presentation is from 10-11:30 a.m. Touring the exhibit and/or Five Points walking tour can be arranged before or after the presentation. The public is welcome to attend.

http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders - Facing History Educator Workshop

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History and Genealogy
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Workshop participants will engage in an in-depth look at the Freedom Rides and learn more about southern segregation laws and models of political resistance during the civil rights movement. Special guest Ernest “Rip” Patton, Jr. will share his experiences as a participant in the May 24 Greyhound Freedom Ride which resulted in his imprisonment in Mississippi's Parchman State Penitentiary. Facing History is an educational partner for the PBS American Experience film. Educators register at www.facinghistory.org/denverevents.

Black Genealogy Search Group of Denver: Heritage Fest - Remembering the Past by Celebrating Family

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History and Genealogy
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Free Community Event!
Speakers:
Leslie Anderson, Reference Librarian, Special Collections, Alexandria Library, Alexandria, VA

Dr. Derrick Hudson, Hennenbach Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

James K. Jeffrey, Genealogy Collection Specialist, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO

Contacts:
T. Entzminger thomasentzminger@comcast.net
Shirley Milligan one-shirley@q.com

Website: http://www.bgsgden.com

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