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.
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?
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.
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.
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.