Black History Live Tour
To commemorate Black History Month 2012 and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Rifle Branch Library is hosting the Black History Live Tour on February 13 at 7 p.m. The tour features Hasan Davis, a noted Kentucky poet, scholar, storyteller, youth advocate, and Chautauquan (a portrayer of legendary and historical characters).
This year, Davis will portray Angus Augustus Burleigh, a 19th century ex-slave, soldier, and scholar who went on to become an acclaimed black educator and minister. Davis's electrifying portrayal of Burleigh incorporates his vast knowledge of Burleigh and African-American history with his uncanny ability to connect with and engage audiences.
With great thanks to our friends at Colorado Humanities for sponsoring the tour, we are very proud to be able to offer such a powerful, strong speaker whose presentation resonates with both young and old alike (recommended for middle schoolers and older). This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 625-3471.