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

Check back later this Fall for details of ths February 18-28, 2018 tour!


Middle and high school students, college communities and general public statewide


Prominent African-American humanities scholars portray important black historical figues from our past to celebrate Black History Month.  Each first person dramatization is followed by a question and answer period with the character, then with the scholar.


To raise awareness of African-Americans' contributions to our shared history and culture.


During one week in February at schools, community venues, museums and libraries

How Much

Free or low cost to students and public.

Costs vary for presenting partners, libraries, colleges, and other community organizations.


Community agencies wanting to host or fund a speaker during February need to contact Colorado Humanities by November of the previous year.

Teacher Resources

Martin and Malcom DVD (2008)

Start Here

Contact Betty Jo Brenner at 303.894.7951 x17 or


Watch Black History Live in action in our new video from the 2017 tour.


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.

2017 Schedule

February 13, 10 a.m.
Program for children
Robert Hoag Rawlings Library
100 East Abriendo Avenue

February 13, 7 p.m.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Library
Ryals Room, 4th Floor
100 East Abriendo Avenue

February 14, 11 a.m.
Pueblo Community College

Fortino Ballroom, Student Center 201
900 West Orman

February 15, 10:30 a.m.
This event is for students and not open to the public.
Blair Caldwell African American Research Library
Conference Room
2401 Welton Street

February 15, 1:15 p.m.
Red Rocks Community College
The Den
13300 West 6th Avenue

February 15, 6 p.m.
Front Range Community College
Flagstaff Academy
2040 Miller Drive

February 16, 11 a.m.
Metropolitan State University
Tivoli Room 320
890 Auraria Parkway

February 16, 6 p.m.
Community College of Aurora
Fine Arts Building F100
16000 Center Tech Parkway

February 18, 2:30 p.m.
Blair Caldwell African American Research Library
Conference Room
2401 Welton Street

February 20, 1 p.m.
Aims Community College
Cornerstone Conference Center
5401 West 20th Street

February 21, 4:30 p.m.
Spring Valley Campus, Colorado Mountain College
New Space Theatre
3000 County Rd 114
Glenwood Springs

February 22, 4:30 p.m.
Rifle Campus, Colorado Mountain College
Clough Auditorium
3694 Airport Road

February 23, 2017
Arapahoe Community College
Campus Library
5900 South Santa Fe Drive

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.