Life and Legacy of Paul W. Stewart Celebrated
Founder of the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, Paul W. Stewart, will be celebrated on screen Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 3091 California St., in Denver. This documentary, directed and produced by local filmmaker Devon Johnson, is a one on one conversation with the late Paul W. Stewart about the start and history of the Black American West Museum and the great migration west.
As a child, Stewart said he always had to be an Indian when his group of friends played “Cowboys and Indians,” because everybody knew there’s no such thing as a Black cowboy. He thought that was the way things were out west and it wasn’t until he came to Denver as an adult and came face to face with a real-life Black cowboy.
From black miners to railroad workers to the Buffalo Soldiers,their worth in the west is on display at the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center in Denver’s historic Five Points. Since the 1950s, Paul Stewart brought to life the old west and the contributions African Americans made to the migration west.
The public is invited to view this documentary. Donations are welcome.
For more information, call 720-242-7428.
Jack and Jill To Honor 25 African American Beaus
The Denver Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, will celebrate its 34th annual Beautillion on Sunday, Dec. 17 at Denver Marriott City Center by honoring 25 African American high school seniors from the Denver metro area.
The gala will be the culmination of several months of workshops, community service, and dance rehearsals, and will highlight the theme, “D.N.A - Distinguished Noble Achievers.” In addition to the formal presentation, the celebration will also include the traditional, heartwarming ritual sealing the bond of brotherhood between former and current beaus. Denver native and comedian, Shed Garrett, will preside over the ceremonies.
According to members, the Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Denver Chapteris honored to continue this legacy to present extraordinary young men to the community. As history has shown, the Beaus have become integral facets of the community, and their dedication and service continues to defy stereotype.
Jack and Jill of America is a nationwide organization with over 220 chapters in 35 states, and the District of Columbia, representing over 30,000 family members. The Denver chapter was incorporated into the organization in 1955, and officially initiated into the national organization in 1956.
Ujamaa Holiday Market: A Cultural Celebration
The 17th annual Ujamaa Holiday Market, the largest cultural holiday celebration in Denver, is celebrated by supporting small community business and putting the law of circulation and economic balance into action during the holiday season in December.
The market showcases some of Denver’s most unique and creative businesses with a cultural flair. Local talent, book talks, think tanks, cultural foods, live entertainment, and children’s activities will be a part of this year’s market.
It’s more than amarket place, it’s a Cultural experience.
The Ujamaa Holiday Market will be held at New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information or to be a vendor, visit www.Ujamaaconnection.org or call Deborah Fard, at the 720-234-4994.