The Black americas project
The Evolving Black Experience in the Americas explores the influence of the African Diaspora in the Americas through arts, civic and cultural engagement.
The Black Americas Project: The Evolving Black Experience in the Americas is a year-long series of events and conversations that will explore the African Diaspora* and its social, cultural, political, and economic impact on the Americas of the past, present, and future. Our goal is to have members of every community walk away from programming informed and able to articulate what the African Diaspora means to them and more broadly, the Americas.
These programs are made possible by partnerships and donations by community members and the following organizations: The Newman Center, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, The Blair Caldwell Library and African American Research Center, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Center for Performing Arts, The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Curious Theater, The Boettcher Foundation, The Museum of Contemporary Art and The Office of Mayor Michael B. Hancock.
*African Diaspora is the term commonly used to describe the mass dispersion of people from Africa during the transatlantic slave trades. This diaspora took millions of people from Western and Central Africa to different regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean from the 1500’s to the 1800’s.