march 2022

08mar6:00 pm7:30 pmBlaxplanation: Overground Railroad, an in-person talk with Candacy Taylor

Event Details

Join us for an in-person event to meet the author Candacy Taylor as part of our Blaxplanation event series. The talk will focus on the author’s new young adult version of her book, Overground Railroad.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.  

**The ticket includes the young adult edition of the book. Both the young adult edition and the adult book will be available for purchase at the night of the event from Book Bar, and after the event online and in the History Colorado gift shop. 

In the spirit of accessability, please contact madeline.alexander@state.co.us for comped tickets.  

This event is hosted in partnership with BookBar and the Bookies.

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About the book:
Overground Railroad chronicles the history of the Green Book, which was published from 1936 to 1966 and was the “Black travel guide to America.” Because of segregation, Black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or even get gas at most white-owned businesses. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and the stories from those who took a stand against racial segregation are recorded and celebrated.

 

About the Author:
Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian. Her work has been featured in over 50 media outlets including the New Yorker and The Atlantic. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

About the Blaxplanation series:
The Blaxplanation event series is created by History Colorado and will showcase programs that will seek to inform, acknowledge, and promote the achievements of the Black diaspora. We hope this series will reveal the layered and intertwined understanding of Black progress in the face of discrimination. 

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Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

History Colorado Center

1200 Broadway Denver, CO 80203

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