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Monthly Art with the RedLine Art Space

Monthly Art with the RedLine Art Space

Calling All Young Artists!

Every month the Blair-Caldwell Library and the RedLine

Exhibit: Fences Retrospective

Exhibit: Fences Retrospective

Only One Week Left....Closes October 31st

Exhibit on the August Wilson 10-play canon and its historical significance to Colorado and director, Israel Hicks.

Seldom Screened Cinema Series 2012

Seldom Screened Cinema Series 2012
Seldom Screened Cinema Series 2012

Presenting: Scenes from the Diaspora

Join us for our annual African American Film Series

Making Sense of the American Civil War

Making Sense of the American Civil War
Making Sense of the American Civil War
Making Sense of the American Civil War
Making Sense of the American Civil War

Series ending @ Blair-Caldwell Library, but don't miss the wrap-up panel.

Saturday, October 6th @ 2pm will be the end of the Making Sense of the American Civil War Series at the Blair-Ca

Exhibit: Fences Retrospective

Exhibit: Fences Retrospective

Exhibit on the August Wilson 10-play canon and its historical significance to Colorado and director, Israel Hicks.

Written in 1985, Wilson’s Fences premiered at

The Blair-Caldwell 10th Anniversary Kick-off

The Blair-Caldwell 10th Anniversary Kick-off
The Blair-Caldwell 10th Anniversary Kick-off

The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library is getting ready to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2013!

The Library will partner with area organizations to create engaging interactive displays and educational programs inspiring higher community involvement and education throughout 2013.

Community Tuesday: Say I Do!

Mims Washington Wedding

This week just say "I Do" with the Zion Baptist Church. This community celebrates the marriages and anniversaries of the members of the church both past and present. Check it out and feel the love!

Celebrate Lincoln Hills February 25th at 2pm with History Colorado, Denver Public Library, and Zion Baptist Church at the Blair Caldwell Library

Wendell "Winks" and Clarence Hamlet pose by car in Lincoln Hills, Colo.

Lincoln Hills, a black-owned resort community in the mountains west of Boulder, offered a much-needed haven for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. Amenities such as Wink's Tavern and Lodge, and the YWCA Camp Nizhoni Girl Scouts camp provided outdoor experiences and an escape from segregated Denver. The descendants of original landowners still own property in Lincoln Hills.

On Saturday, February 25 at 2pm, join State Historian Bill Convery for a sneak peak of the Lincoln Hills exhibit at the brand-new History Colorado Center, opening on April 28.

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

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Blair-Caldwell 1

Come visit the Western Legacies gallery at BCL during the holidays and throughout the new year! 

Western Legacies, the gallery and exhibition space on Level Three of the Library, allows visitors to follow the footsteps of African Americans who settled the West, from early pioneers to present d

Don't miss Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road

Don't miss Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road

Blair-Caldwell Library is proud to announce our 2nd annual Fall film series, screening feature films and documentaries that highlight different aspects of the Civil Rights Movement.

Join us on Monday nights from October 17th through December 12th to delve into the stories, challenges and triumphs of individuals and groups involved in the Civil Rights Movement.  Discover m