The Story of Slavery in the United States


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In 2020, Speakeasy Ideas will present a ten-part live experience that will tell the tragic & triumphant story of Americas role in placing slavery on the path to ultimate extinction.”  As a sponsor, you have the opportunity connect with educated and passionate citizens who are consistently loyal to the brands and businesses that participate in their civic engagement.


The American Founding ignited the greatest anti-slavery movement in history. Through sacrifices of blood, sweat, and tears, Americans did more than any nation ever had to bring a swift end to slavery.

In 2020, Speakeasy Ideas presents Tragedy & Triumph: The Story of Slavery in the United States. This ten-part live experience lead by Dr. Thomas Krannawitter will chronicle the true story of mankinds tragic history of slavery and the heroic American story that changed the course of history.

This unique social and civic experience is a follow up to our 2019 program—Vino & Veritas—in which Dr. Krannawitter lead more than 200 attendees per month from across the state through the The Federalist Papers, offering a better understanding of the Constitution and the intent of the American Founders.

The Tragedy & Triumph story will be told in ten live monthly events—which we are calling ten chapters”—from January to October, at the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver.

At Speakeasy Ideas, we know that every valuable creation begins as an idea. One of the most important ideas that led to one of the most important creations was the idea of a free society—the idea that each human being is free to make his own choices, keep what he produces, and take responsibility for his own actions.

No one is better than Dr. Thomas Krannawitter, President of Speakeasy Ideas, at inspiring others through the presentation of beautiful ideas. After earning a Ph.D. from the School of Politics & Economics at the Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Krannawitter taught at Claremont McKenna College, Hillsdale College, & George Mason University.

His 2008 book, Vindicating Lincoln, was featured by The History Book Club and endorsed by the United States Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Check out his authors page at Amazon for information about his many other books.


In 2020 were bringing all of our Vino & Veritas clubs together under one roof at The Soiled Dove Underground in the Lowery area of Denver. Westword called The Soiled Dove Underground the best small venue in Denver,” making it the perfect setting for our new live event series, Tragedy & Triumph: The Story of Slavery in the United States.

The Soiled Dove offers a slightly larger capacity than the venues weve been using, yet the space is still personal and intimate. No seat is more than 30 feet from the stage.

Its the kind of place thats so comfortable, you dont want to leave after you sit down. With doors opening at 4:30 p.m., and Tragedy & Triumph not starting until 6:00, its a perfect spot for an early happy hour with friends or late afternoon business meetings before you settle in for the evening shows.

Theres a full menu, a full bar, and a fully professional wait staff waiting to take care of you.

The Soiled Dove features incredible acoustics, specifically designed for live performances, and state of the art audio and lighting. For those of you who have never attended a live event at the Soiled Dove Underground, you’llunderstand why we picked this special venue the moment you walk in the doors.

(10 sponsorships available)

Lincoln Freedom Sponsorships are designed for businesses seeking wider exposure to attendees.

As a Lincoln Freedom Sponsor, you will receive:

  • 2 tickets to each of the ten (10) Tragedy & Triumph live events.
  • Be featured as a sponsor live on stage by the host at one (1) event during the year.
  • An opportunity to show a 60-90 second commercial (no sound) on a loop with other sponsors at this level for 90 minutes before each of the ten events. (minimum of 100 plays over 10 months).
  • Commercial shown on a loop on video screens in venue restrooms.

(50 sponsorships available)

Speakeasy Friend Sponsorships are designed for those seeking an opportunity to support the event and ensure its success.

As a Speakeasy Friend Sponsor, you will receive:

  • 2 tickets to each of the ten (10) Tragedy & Triumph live events.
  • Name or business listed on the event program and onstage signage.


If you prefer to create a sponsorship package that’s more customized to your business needs, please feel free to reach out and let us know.  We’d be happy to work on customizing something that best accomplishes your marketing goals. For more information, contact:

DAVID RICH: [email protected]

BETHANY DROSENDAHL: [email protected]