Imagine Colorado in the 20’s, a time where segregation was the norm, and members of the African American community did not have access to the same mountain resorts and getaways as their white peers. Lincoln Hills was formed as the only African-American resort west of the Mississippi River and attracted many prominent black figures of the time, including Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Langston Hughes, and more.
Join us for a performance by artist Lonnie McCabe who will portray a woman recounting her summers at Lincoln Hills, one of the few resorts catering to middle-class blacks during the time of segregation.
We’ve come a long way since the segregation of the 20’s but even today, not every Coloradan has equal access to the outdoors. In a state that consists of 35% public lands, it is critical that we provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy the beautiful experiences that Colorado has to offer.
Come join the Sierra Club for a discussion and social hour on how we can better serve all communities in access to the outdoors and protect Colorado’s public lands for everyone
Healthy, delicious refreshments will be served.
There will be free parking in the library lot.
Meeting is hosted by Sally Bleier and Sierra Club’s Our Wild America Campaign.