Proclaiming Colorado's Black History Guided Tour with Annett James

17feb12:00 pm1:00 pmProclaiming Colorado's Black History Guided Tour with Annett James

Event Details

Celebrate
Black History Month by stepping inside the Museum of Boulder’s newest
vibrant and interactive exhibit, Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History.
Dive deep into the history of Black Coloradans, from 1840 to present
day, through a site tour led by NAACP Boulder County President Annett
James. Experience “Colorful Colorado” history through a Black American
perspective!

About Annett James:

Annett
James, is a mom, speaker, an advocate for social and economic equality,
and president of NAACP Boulder County Branch. A native of rural
Mississippi, she found her way to Boulder, Colorado to study at the
University of Colorado, and has lived in Boulder since. Annett has
always had a passion for education, economics and business. These
interests bloomed during her studies. She was a member of Black Student
Alliance, and supported the First Nations Committee. They were the
catalyst to her membership in multiple nonprofit organizations and
boards, including the Family Learning Center and Women’s International
League for Peace and Freedom. A former chair of the United Black Women
of Boulder Valley, she worked to promote the educational, economic,
political and social welfare of Black people in Boulder Valley.

During
her time as an investment broker, she taught training seminars for
Black and People of Color that focused on the importance of financial
planning that included knowledge of debt and equity instruments. She was
one of a small group of investment brokers that lobbied fortune 500
companies to conduct some of their stock trades using Black brokers.
Annett enjoys inventing and product development and has a granted
utility patent.

Annett helped to found the Joan Washington
Scholarship Fund which provided a monetary stipend to Black high school
graduates from Boulder and St. Vrain Valley School Districts and the
Charles and Mildred Nilon Scholarship which is awarded to a student
majoring in education at the University of Colorado who plans to teach
in diverse schools. Currently Annett’s spark is fixated on expanding the
reach and vision of the NAACP Boulder County Branch.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm View in my time

Location

Museum of Boulder

2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

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