The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 falls on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The act paved the way for affirmative action and further desegregation in schools and workplaces across the country. In Denver the African American community faced harsh discrimination and violence throughout their struggle to achieve racial equality. With photos from The Denver Post archive, here is a glimpse of what it was like to be black in Denver at the time of the civil rights movement and following the signing of the act.
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Members of the Denver Art Museum installation crew, including Cary Hale, left, put the finishing touches on Still Life #60 by artist Tom Wesselmann, a sculptural painting which includes six parts and measures more than 25 feet. Still life #60 is one of approximately 100 works by Wesselmann from the upcoming DAM exhibition “Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” which opens July 13, 2014, inside the Hamilton building.
Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post.
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"The Swings," an art installation spending the first two weeks of July in tiny Green Mountain Falls, brings back those simple thrills with an adult twist. It’s as much fun as serious art gets.
The work, the centerpiece of this year’s Green Box Arts Festival, comes from the Montreal-basedDaily tous les jours. The design studio creates objects that encourage collective participation, and this piece invites you to join the band. Get your swing on, and notes start playing.
Photos by Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post
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Photo: Algerian fans celebrate in Algiers on June 26, 2014 after Algeria eliminated Russia with a 1-1 draw in a FIFA 2014 World Cup Group H match. (Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images)
Today marked Bike to Work Day, in Denver, June 25, 2014. More than 30,000 cyclists were expected to participate in this year’s Bike to Work Day, the largest number since the event started in 1995. (Photos by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)
Arapahoe Basin closes for the 2013/14 ski season Sunday, June 22, 2014, the first day of summer, in Keystone, Colorado. (Photos By Andy Cross / The Denver Post)
Gunman fires on vehicle carrying hip hop’s Schoolboy Q after Red Rocks show; 3 injured
A man armed with a rifle fired multiple shots into an SUV carrying hip hop artist Schoolboy Q and three others after a performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre Thursday night. Three of the men were wounded, and the gunman is being sought.
A house exploded Thursday afternoon, June 19, 2014, in Thornton, flinging debris and sending smoke and flames into the sky. One person was unaccounted for. Photo by Karl Gehring/The Denver Post.
The Denver Comic Con and Literacy Conference takes place at the Colorado Convention Center from June 13-15, 2014. The three-day pop culture convention features comics along with sci-fi and fantasy TV shows, movies, Japanese Animation, cosplay, toys, gaming and panel presentations. Celebrities and artists from film and television will also make appearances.
Photojournalist Louie Palu covered the war in Afghanistan from Kandahar, the country’s southern capital, from 2006 to 2010. He is currently using that footage to produce a long form documentary, Kandahar Journals. Palu describes the film as “a first hand account of how the war unraveled in the birthplace of the Taliban. At first it was a history project that followed key events, then it transformed into a personal journey exploring loss from the view of a photographer.”
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