Black History Month couldnt have a better spokeswoman than Awele Makeba, an award-winning actress/storyteller/educator who channels historic figures into learning experiences for all ages all over the nation...and the world. The vivacious Makeba engages all her talents in I'm Not Getting On Until Jim Crow Gets Off, a unique one-woman show that brings to life Rosa Parks and other less-sung participants of the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, who are all still heroic figures more than fifty years later.
Makeba, who performs this evening at New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Boulevard, becomes Parks and others, telling their stories and adding an interactive element by taking questions, in character, from the audience.
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The program, sponsored by Colorado Humanities, begins at 7 p.m. and is especially appropriate for middle- and high-schoolers; the $20 admission fee benefits Colorado Humanities' history, literary, literacy and cultural programs for youth. Call 303-894-7951, ext. 10, for details or tickets; for more on Makeba, go to www.awele.com.
Thu., Feb. 19, 7-8:30 p.m., 2009