The Black History Live 2018 tour featured Charles Everett Pace as Malcolm X.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965), born Malcolm Little, was a Black Muslim minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam.  After rising from an early life of drug abuse and petty criminal behavior, this respected yet controversial political figure confronts a personal moral crisis:  his own human bigotry.  His driving quest for knowledge, self-critique and conversion to Islam changes this ex-convict into an internationally revered, though still controversial, spokesman for the cause of universal human rights.

Colorado Humanities is pleased to offer as part of our Black History Live Tour 2018 a portrayal of Malcolm X by eminent national humanities and Chautauqua scholar Charles Everett Pace.  This portrayal will show how marginal outsiders become influential insiders.  Participants have a unique opportunity to talk with Malcolm X and with Charles Everett Pace.  Events are free to students and the public.


2018 Schedule

Mountain Range High School
12500 Huron Street
Westminster, CO  80234

Tuesday, February 20
For MRHS students only

Black World Conference
St. Catejan Church, Auraria Campus
Tuesday, February 20
For conference attendees only

Pueblo Community College
Fortino Ballroom
900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO  81104
Wednesday, February 21, 11:00 a.m.

Otero Junior College
Ed Stafford Theater
1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO  81050
Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Conference Center
2401 Welton Street
Denver, CO  80205
Thursday, February 22
For select high school students only

Community College of Aurora
Fine Arts Building F100
16000 Center Tech Parkway
Aurora, CO  80011
Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.

Farr Regional Library High Plains Library District presentataion location moved to:

Aims Community College

Cornerstone Building

5401 20th St.

Greeley, CO  80634

Friday, February 23, 2:00 p.m.

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Library
Lena Archuleta Community Room
1498 North Irving Street
Denver, CO  80204
Saturday, February 24, 3:00 p.m.

Red Rocks Commuity College

13300 6th Ave. The Den

Lakewood, CO 80228

Monday, Feb. 26, 2:00 p.m.

Metropolitan State University Denver
Tivoli Room #329
900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO  80204
Tuesday, February 27, 11:00 a.m.

Bemis Public Library Central Library
Large Program Room
6014 South Datura Street
Littleton, CO  80120
Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.

Colorado Mountain College
Spring Valley Campus
New Space Theater, Calaway Academic Center
3000 County Road 114
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
Wednesday, February 28, 4:00 p.m.

Colorado Mountain College
Rifle Campus, Clough Auditorium
3695 Airport Road
Rifle, CO  81650
Thursday, March 1, 4:00 p.m.

Skyline Theater

606 Main Street

Canon City, CO 81212

Thanks to local partner, Canon City Library!

Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Read a review of a former presentation here

Teacher Resources

Martin and Malcom DVD (2008)

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Contact Betty Jo Brenner at 303.894.7951 x17 or


For our 2017 Black History Live tour, humanities and Chautauqua scholar Becky Stone portrayed Harriet Tubman, showing audiences how one woman became an abolitionist who led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, a Union spy during the American Civil War, and one of America's most beloved humanitarians. Becky Stone holds a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College and a M.A. from Villanova University in Elementary Educational Counseling. Stone has performed at libraries, schools, and universities across North Carolina, as well as camps, church conferences, and music festivals throughout the country.

To plan next year's program at your college, school or library, please contact Program Coordinator Betty Jo Brenner at or 303.894.7951 x17.