Colorado Black Round Table, Urban League, NAACP and Denver Public Schools will sponsor a BLACK HISTORY MONTH Community Education Forum on “40 YEARS AFTER KEYES: THE SEGREGATION AND RE-SEGREGATION OF DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS.”
This insightful community education event will allow the community and the school system to reflect on a critical historical period in Denver’s attempt to provide equal educational opportunity to all students.
In addition, there will be a viewing of the documentary film, “REBELS REMEMBERED: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN COLORADO – OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS” and a recognition program acknowledging educational pioneers in our city.
This event will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Manual High School from 8:30am-3:00pm.
PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE-PLAN TO ATTEND-PASS THE WORD
THANK YOU, THE COLORADO BLACK ROUND TABLE
About the photo: This is an AP wire photo published on September 22, 1971, and the caption reads, “Denver, CO – September 22 – Peaceful bus program. Black and white students at Smiley Junior High School have been peacefully going to and from school, while opponents to the busing program carry out their battle in the courts. Tensions are reported mounting; however, in the wake of an order putting 22 of the city’s 121 public schools in bus-oriented integration programs.