Dr. Danielle McGuire - The Past is Never Dead

  • Date: February 29, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: 8-38
  • Location: Park City Institute


Celebrate Black History Month with Dr. Danielle McGuire, a storyteller extraordinaire, in the Black Box and learn from the experiences that shaped her life into an acclaimed historian. Recognized by Oprah Winfrey, her book, "At the Dark End of the Street,” told the surprising history of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which began when Rosa Parks investigated the rape of Recy Taylor in 1944. Join us for this incredible opportunity to dive into an American story everyone thinks they know. Plus, learn how a high school history teacher’s assignment helped a white girl from Wisconsin become a go-to source for the Civil Rights Movement.

American history has never been more popular, nor more contested. From bestselling books and blockbuster movies to podcasts and travel, the appetite for historical content is soaring. At the same time, we are also witnessing a troubling trend of historical censorship, as 44 U.S. states, including Utah, attempt to restrict what we can teach and learn about American history.

Danielle McGuire, PhD, an acclaimed author and historian known for her groundbreaking work on the civil rights movement, as she dives into an American story everyone thinks they know–Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott–to show how the ways we perceive and teach history influences our understanding of the present and can shape our shared future.