Denver, Colorado - In recognition of Black History Month, a new art tour is offering visitors the opportunity to learn while building their cultural capacity.
Negro Stories examines the concepts of collective trauma and healing throughout American history through the lens of racial discrimination.
"For far too long, racism and systemic oppression have been viewed as a problem strictly of the oppressed," shares Negro Stories creator Chloe Duplessis. DuPlessis is a legally blind contemporary artist committed to creating art that inspires conversations on culture, history and healing.
"Racism affects us all. And by assigning the weight of racism to communities of color, you protect the very systems that have led us to our current space as a country. We all have a ‘Negro Story’ and, in order to heal, we have to address our our history and our issues ... Together."
Negro Stories opened on Jan. 11 to widespread acclaim. Creator Chloe' Duplessis has been featured on Colorado Public Radio, in 303 Magazine and Mayor Michael B. Hancock declared Feb. 1 as Negro Stories Art Exhibition Day in the city of Denver.
Click HERE to listen to the Colorado Public Radio interview on Negro Stories.
Click HERE to read the 303 Magazine article on Negro Stories creator Chloe Duplessis.
Click HERE to watch the virtual tour of Negro Stories.