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    • Sebastian Cabot Owens

    • Sebastian Cabot Owens Director, Colorado Urban League Minority groups field representative, 1941-1948; Urban League of Colorado, 1948-1975; executive director, Urban League of Colorado, 1952. Guest lecturer at University of Denver and University...
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    • George Morrison, Sr.

    • George Morrison, Sr. Musician Violinist, orchestra leader, music teacher, churchman and philanthropist; served on Mayor's Committee on Music, 1947-1960; furnished music on the famous Denver Post Special Train to Cheyenne, Wyoming Frontier Days...
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    • Walker Anderson

    • Walker Anderson 1866-1904 Construction Man Came to Denver in 1880 to learn the brick laying trade; helped construct the old Denver Court Housem State Capitol, Daniels and Fisher building, Mining Exchange, Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, and the...
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    • Syl Morgan-Smith

    • Syl Morgan-Smith Communicator and Community Leader Mrs. Syl Morgan-Smith was one of the first African American television news anchorwomen in Colorado. She was a weather forecaster, sportscaster, television talk show host, newspaper editor, and...
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    • James A. Atkins

    • James A. Atkins 1890-1968 Teacher Came to Denver in 1927; teacher at Tennessee A & I College; assisted Dr. Ambrose Calves in Federal Emergency Relief activities for Negroes during the depression; national conferee in formulating the Charter of...
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    • Mrs. Lula Craig

    • Mrs. Lula Craig 1867-1971 Teacher Came to Colorado from Kansas in a covered wagon; early teacher in southern Colorado; writer of western history; homesteader and civic leader. Died at age 105.
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    • The Reverend Harry E. Rahming

    • The Reverend Harry E. Rahming Episcopal Priest and Theologian Great-great-grandson of Squanto, son of Massasoit, the 17th century American Indian. Rector of Holy Redeemer Episcopal Church, Denver, 1920-1966; received the first Master of Theology...
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    • Odell C. Barry

    • Odell C. Barry October 10, 1941 Politician and Businessman Mayor, Northglenn Colorado 1980-1982; Northglenn City Councilman, Ward II 1971-1979; Denver Bronco. Odell C. Barry's accomplishments throughout Northglenn and the State of Colorado are...
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    • Alphonse D. Robinson

    • Alphonse D. Robinson Mus. Arts., B. 1910, East St. Louis, Illinois Organist, choir director, pianist, composer. Student of Marta Baloghy Teodonno, Hungarian born concert pianist. Chronicled in Choral Music by Afro American Composers by Evely...
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    • "Daddy Bruce" Randolph

    • "Daddy Bruce" Randolph Businessman, Philanthropist On Thanksgiving Day, in the mid 1960's he invited over 400 needy persons to his restaurant and fed them - free of charge. Since that time he has fed thousands of people annually, not only on...
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    • "Aunt" Clara Brown

    • "Aunt" Clara Brown 1800-1882 Former Slave Settled in Denver or Auraria Cherry Creek in 1959; set up the first laundry in the "new country" at Central City, Colorado, amassed a fortune, bought mining claims, and used her money to help bring other...
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    • Columbus "Chris" Veasey, Jr. Ph.D.

    • Columbus "Chris" Veasey, Jr. Ph.D. Chairman, Denver County Democratic Party Elected Chairman, Denver County Democratic Party in 1991. He was the first African-American to be elected as Party Chairman in Denver History. His aggressive...
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    • Ulysses H. Baker

    • Ulysses H. Baker 1869-1933 Became a policeman in 1898; first motorcycle patrolman in the City and County of Denver; created the first auto-theft department in the West. Was promoted to the rank of City Detective; held this position until...
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    • James David Ward

    • James David Ward Educator In 1965 he became principal of Manual High School, making him the first Black male high school principal in Colorado. He stayed at Manual High School until 1977 and was responsible for the successful desegregation of...
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    • Honorable James C. Flanigan

    • Honorable James C. Flanigan Colorado's First Black Judge Appointed as Denver deputy district attorney, 1949; municipal court judge, 1957; district court judge, 1965; faculty member of National College of State Judiciary, 1974; presiding judge,...
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    • Wellington E. Webb

    • Wellington E. Webb Mayor, City of Denver Wellington Edward Webb, Thirty-seventh Mayor of Denver. From 1987 until 1991, he was Denver City Auditor. Elected to Colorado House of Representatives in 1972 and reelected in 1974 and 1976. He was named,...
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    • Elva Jones Dulan

    • Elva Jones Dulan, R.N. Counselor for Black Students, Loretto Heights College One of the first 18 black nurses serving in Baltimore City Hospitals; one of the first 24 black nurses to enter the Army Nurses Corps, 1941; transferred to Fitzsimons...
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    • Oliver T. Jackson

    • Oliver T. Jackson 1862-1946 Pioneer Inspired by Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery, Jackson established the community of Dearfield in Weld County, Colorado. It was his hope this would be a place in which black people could become capable...
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    • Clarence F. Holmes, D.D.S.

    • Clarence F. Holmes, D.D.S. Dentist Native Denverite; co-founder of the Colorado N.A.A.C.P. in 1914; founder of the Inter-racial Cosmopolitan Club for Human Relations, Denver; served on Denver's first Commission on Community Relations with its...
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    • Hon. Wiley Y. Daniel

    • Hon. Wiley Y. Daniel; Judge, U.S. District Court District of Colorado
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    • Ledyard C. Jones

    • Ledyard C. Jones Bookkeeper and Auditor Native Coloradan; first black to be appointed to United States Treasury Department in Colorado, 1934; retired in 1961; received the Albert Gallatin Award from the U.S. Treasury upon retirement. Served a...
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    • Juanita Ross Gray

    • Juanita Ross Gray 1916-1987 Civic Leader Former Denver Public Library employee from 1971-1977. she established a comprehensive outreach program promoting the library. Her community and civic involvement in Denver spans nearly forty years from...
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    • Jessie Whaley Maxwell

    • Jessie Whaley Maxwell Educator Mrs. Maxwell was the first African-American principal in the State of Colorado and in the Denver Public Schools. She served as teacher and later principal at Whittier Elementary School in 19792.???????? Mrs. Maxwell...
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    • St. David's Day Concert

    • The program from the St. David's Day concert in 1935 at Eighth Avenue Presbyterian Church. The concert featured seven performances.
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    • 1935 March 1
    • South High School Sewing Class

    • Students sitting at tables in sewing class cutting material, stitching by hand or using a sewing machine at South High School in Denver, Colorado.
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    • Keith "KC" Matthews

    • Keith "KC" Matthews 1962 Engineer, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Co-founder of Denver Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Past National Alumni Chairperson of National Society of Black Engineers the premier...
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    • Lincoln High School exterior

    • An exterior photograph of Lincoln High School.
    • Abraham Lincoln High School (Denver, Colo.); Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.; School buildings.
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    • Lincoln High School aerial

    • An aerial photograph of Lincoln High School. The school track and the surrounding neighborhood are visible in the photograph.
    • Abraham Lincoln High School (Denver, Colo.); Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.; Track athletics.; School Buildings.
    • 1960 March 23
    • Adams Street School side entrance

    • Exterior photograph of a side entrace to the newly built Adams Street Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. The school was originally built in 1925, opened in 1926; and then changed its name to Harrington Elementary School in 1949.
    • Adams School (Denver, Colo.); Harrington School (Denver, Colo.); Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1926
    • Adams Street School Addition

    • Exterior photograph of the construction on the addition building to Adams Street Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. The school was originally built in 1925, opened in 1926; and then changed its name to Harrington Elementary School in 1949.
    • Adams School (Denver, Colo.); Harrington School (Denver, Colo.); Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1949 April 6
    • Adams Street School exterior

    • Exterior photograph of the newly built Adams Street Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. The school was originally built in 1925, opened in 1926; and then changed its name to Harrington Elementary School in 1949.
    • Adams School (Denver, Colo.); Harrington School (Denver, Colo.); Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1926
    • Adams Street School exterior

    • Exterior photograph of the newly built Adams Street Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. The school was originally built in 1925, opened in 1926; and then changed its name to Harrington Elementary School in 1949.
    • Adams School (Denver, Colo.); Harrington School (Denver, Colo.); Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1926
    • Adams Street School exterior

    • Exterior photograph of the newly built Adams Street Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. The school was originally built in 1925, opened in 1926; and then changed its name to Harrington Elementary School in 1949.
    • Adams School (Denver, Colo.); Harrington School (Denver, Colo.); Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1926
    • Harrington School Addition

    • Exterior photograph of the newly finished addition building to Harrington Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. The school was originally built in 1925, opened in 1926; and then changed its name to Harrington Elementary School in 1949.
    • Adams School (Denver, Colo.); Harrington School (Denver, Colo.); Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1950 May
    • University Park School students building adobe hut

    • Photograph of four unidentified students from University Park Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. Each of the students stand around a adobe hut replica while painting it.
    • Adobe houses.; University Park School (Denver, Colo.); University Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood); Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1949
    • Guests at Lincoln Hills crossing South Boulder Creek bridge

    • A large group of guests at Lincoln Hills crossing a bridge across the South Boulder Creek in Lincoln Hills (Gilpin County).
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • circa 1930
    • Lincoln Hills warranty deed list

    • List of property owners for the Lincoln Hills community in Lincoln Hills (Gilpin County)
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • circa 1930-1940
    • Letter from Fritz Cansler of the YMCA to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • Fritz Cansler, the Executive Secretary for the YMCA Glenarm Branch in Denver writes to the Lincoln Hills Company to endorse the Lincoln Hills community and express interest in purchasing land.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1925 June 25
    • Letter from James H. Teller to Robert E. Ewalt regarding the Lincoln Hills community

    • James H. Teller, attorney at Teller, Whatley and Scott and ex-chief justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado writes a letter to Robert E. Ewalt of the Lincoln Hills Company to endorse the Lincoln Hills community.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1925 June 6
    • Letter from J.H.P Westbrook to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • J.H.P Westbrook, a physician and surgeon in Denver writes a letter to Robert E. Ewalt and E.C. Regnier of the Lincoln Hills Company to endorse the Lincoln Hills Community.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1925 July 4
    • Letter from Dr. S.H. Hoff to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • Dr. S. H. Hoff, a physician in Five Points writes to the Lincoln Hills Company to endorse the Lincoln Hills community.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1925 July 20
    • Letter from G.L. Prince to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • G.L Prince, the Pastor of Zion Baptist Church writes to the Lincoln Hills Company to endorse the Lincoln Hills community and describes the unique advantages that the area has for African Americans.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1926 March 17
    • Letter from Hugh McLean to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • Hugh McLean, Assistant Trust Officer Colorado National Bank writes to the Lincoln Hills Company regarding the title for the land.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1927 April 14
    • Letter from George W. Gross to E.C. Regnier

    • George W. Gross (State Highway Department) writes to E.C. Regnier (Lincoln Hills Company) to detail his plans for building on his property in Lincoln Hills.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1927 July 7
    • Letter from O.W. Hamlet to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • O.W. Hamlet writes to the Lincoln Hills Company to express his feelings about the Lincoln Hills resort. Hamlet also describes his cabin that he built.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1928 January 24
    • Letter from William Pitts to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • William Pitts (original contractor for Lincoln Hills houses) writes to the Lincoln Hills Company to describe his experience at Lincoln Hills. He also states that he is available to provide his services to others looking to build in the area.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1928 February 1
    • Letter from Wayman A. Ward to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • Wayman A. Ward (Minister, Shorter Community Church) writes to the Lincoln Hills Company to endorse the community.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1928 March 1
    • Letter from George G. Ross to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • George G. Ross (attorney) writes to the Lincoln Hills Company to endorse the Lincoln Hills Community.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1928 March 15
    • Letter from A.A. Waller to the Lincoln Hills Company

    • A.A. Waller (attorney) writes to the Lincoln Hills Company to endorse the Lincoln Hills community.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 1928 March 19
    • Letter from  Bertha R. Perry to E.C. Regnier (Lincoln Hills Company)

    • Bertha R. Perry (Lincoln Community Center, Waukegan, Illinois) writes to E.C. Regnier (Lincoln Hills Company) to express her delight in the Lincoln Hills community.
    • African Americans--Colorado--Lincoln Hills. ; Lincoln Hills Company (Colo.) -- Archives.; Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
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