Heritage Lecture Series: Boulder’s Early African American History
February 19th, 2020
Chautauqua Community House
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Tickets: Free Event
The history of Boulder’s early African American citizens is not well known. Dan Corson’s research indicates that a thriving and growing African American community dwindled as a result of community decisions resulting in the Boulder of today. Corson tells their story through their homes, buildings, and sites, including the Chautauqua Dining Hall.
About the Speaker:
Dan Corson, a former city council member and a 45 -year Boulder resident, holds both J.D. and M.A. (History) degrees from the University of Colorado, the latter obtained after practicing law for 20 years. Corson has served on several city and non-profit boards including the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, PLAN-Boulder County, Boulder Housing Partners, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, and the Colorado Chautauqua Association. His research on Boulder and Boulder County resulted in the 1999 publication of Boulder County: An Illustrated History co-authored with University of Colorado professor Tom Noel. Corson’s preservation background includes board and presidency of Historic Boulder, Inc., board of Colorado Preservation, Inc.; board of National Alliance of Preservation Commissions; Boulder Landmarks Board member and chair; and Boulder Planning Board member and chair.