Black History Live: Meet Rosa Parks

Aurora, Colorado – Feb. 9, 2016 – In celebration of Black History Month, the Community College of Aurora’s Student Life Office will present Black History Live: Meet Rosa Parks on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, CentreTech Campus, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Aurora, CO. Learn how one woman ignited the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. National Humanities and Chautauqua Scholar Becky Stone will portray Rosa Parks.

Actress Becky Stone will bring Rosa Parks to life during this performance in a Chautauqua-style presentation, speaking as the civil rights figure and then answering questions. Stone was a counselor in the Philadelphia school system 40 years ago. She researches the characters she portrays in-depth, using autobiographies, biographies, interviews, and magazine articles. This is Stone’s fourth visit to Colorado.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mary Jackson Meeks at 303-360-4728 or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Office of Student Life at 303-340-7548. 

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