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    • Jacqueline G. Peterson-Hall

    • Jacqueline G. Peterson-Hall 1956 Real Estate Developer The first African-American female in the State of Colorado to develop a 7 million dollar housing/mixed use project. Mrs. Peterson-Hall is the CEO/President of Eldercare 2000 Inc. and founder...
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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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    • Amana Rosales

    • Amana Rosales sits on a bed putting a curler into her hair.
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    • Carlos and Amana Rosales

    • Carlos and Amana Rosales stand in a hallway of an unidentified house.
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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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    • Rosales children with cousin

    • Photograph of Carlos and Amana Rosales with a cousin while sitting at a table on a back porch.
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    • Edna Wilson Mosley

    • Edna Wilson Mosley Aurora City Councilwoman First African American to be elected to the Aurora, Colorado City Council. (1991) Edna Wilson Mosley has demonstrated her commitment to the advancement of human rights and social justice through...
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    • Arie Parks Taylor

    • Arie Parks Taylor March 27, 1927-September 27, 2003 Politician and Businesswoman, State Representative, Colorado House of Representatives "The "Fierce Black Woman from Colorado." Arie Parks Taylor's accomplishments are numerous and well known...
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    • Davie's Chuck Wagon Diner

    • A favorite of many Lakewood residents, Davie's Chuck Wagon Diner first opened in 1957 by Lyman Davies. He ordered a prefabricated steel sided unit from New Jersey. It was transported by rail from New Jersey to Denver and it the total cost of the...
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    • Honorable Raymond Dean Jones

    • Honorable Raymond Dean Jones Colorado Appellate Judge The Honorable Raymond Dean Jones was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He attended Harvard Law School. After a distinguished career as a trial attorney, County Judge and District Judge, he...
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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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    • Lee Fishback Chancellor

    • Photograph of Lee Fishback Chancellor wearing a pin stripped suit. Lee was the husband to May Whistel Chancellor and were the parents to Louise Chancellor Cary (Carey).
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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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    • 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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    • Genealogical index to the records of the Society of Colorado Pioneers

    • An index produced by the Colorado Genealogical Society pertaining to the recognized settlers of Colorado. Information for each individual include, date and place of birth, date and place of death, date of arrival in Colorado,
    • Society of Colorado Pioneers--Indexes.
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    • Jack Bradley

    • Jack Bradley Musician Native Denverite; charter member of Denver Civic Symphony, 1935; first black member of Denver Symphony 1940-1941 and 1946-1949; first black person serving as a regular member of any United States symphony orchestra; presently...
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    • Cleo Parker Robinson

    • Cleo Parker Robinson 1948- Artistic Director of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Cleo Parker Robinson is the Artistic Director of the only multi-cultural dance arts organization of its kind in this region. The organization has received the...
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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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    • Cary (Carey) women group photo

    • Photograph of the Cary (Carey) women at the funeral of cousin Alfred Bennett. Pictured are: back row Joan, Joyce, Shirley, Granny, Davita; second row Julie, Janice Louise, Paulette; first row Angela, Vicki, Evette, Annette, Netta.
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    • Ivery grandchild

    • Photograph of one of the Ivery grandchildren while a newborn.
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    • Edward J. Sanderlin

    • Edward J. Sanderlin 1824-1891 Businessman Arrived in Colorado during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859. After striking it rich in the mines, he expanded his fortune with skillful property and ranching investments. Mr. Sanderlin was a close friend...
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    • Landri Taylor

    • Landri Taylor Vice President Community Affairs, Forest City Stapleton, Inc. Taylor is responsible for job training and small business development in addition to minority and women-owned business enterprise outreach at the former Stapleton...
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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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    • "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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    • Denver Camp Groups postcard

    • Postcard with a photograph on the front of three men sitting on a log in front of a make-shift camp in Denver, Colorado. Many of the "tents" in the photo are made of canvas and some are a hybrid of canvas and cars.
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    • Moses Brewer

    • Moses Brewer, Multicultural Relations/Marketing
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    • Paul Wilbert Stewart

    • Paul Wilbert Stewart Museum Curator Denver resident; one of the few black museum curators in the nation. Paul was one of the first to present an exhibit depicting the contributions of black pioneers in the early settlement of the state of...
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    • Jim Beckwourth

    • Jim Beckwourth 1798-ca. 1866 Scout and Trapper Named chief of the Crow Indians. Beckwourth's Pass and Beckwourth's Valley in the High Sierras of Nevada are named in his honor.
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    • Victoria "Vikki" Denise Buckley

    • Victoria "Vikki" Denise Buckley 1949-1999 Colorado Secretary of State First African-American female and Republican elected to a Colorado statewide constitutional office (November, '94). Mrs. Buckley was the highest ranking female African-American...
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    • George L. Brown, Jr.

    • George L. Brown, Jr. Lieutenant - Governor of Colorado World War II pilot; staff writer and night city editor, Denver Post, 1950-1964; first black senator in the Colorado Legislature, 1956-1974; director of Denver Urban Coalition, 1969-1974;...
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    • William L. Turner

    • William L. Turner 1894-1971 Realtor Nineteenth century Civil Service employee, Washington, D.C.; first realtor to break the color barrier in Denver housing; N.A.A.C.P. leader in Colorado; major contributor to Negro colleges in the Midwest.
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    • Honorable Terrance D. Carroll

    • Honorable Terrance D. Carroll First African American Speaker of the House 2009-2010 Colorado House of Representatives State Representative 2003-2010
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    • Gregory Kellam Scott

    • Gregory Kellam Scott 1st Black Colorado Supreme Court Judge The first Black member in the 116 year history of the Colorado Supreme Court. He was sworn in on January 15, 1993, (the birthday of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Governor...
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    • Julian Cary (Carey)

    • Photograph of Julian Cary (Carey) standing outside during a winter's day in Denver, Colorado.
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    • Byron Caldwell

    • Byron Caldwell Civic Worker Native Denverite; supervisor of Job Corps, Pleasanton, California, 1965; director of Peace Corps, Nigeria, Africa, 1966-1972; director of the International Division of One World, 1972; presently national director of the...
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    • Pauline Robinson

    • Pauline Robinson Librarian N.A.A.C.P. freedom activist in her college years; responsible for the integration of Lakeside Amusement Park; coordinator of Children's Services, Denver Public Library; 1964, recipient of the Nell I Scott Memorial Award...
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    • Julius Cary (Carey)

    • Photograph of an infant Julian Cary (Carey) sitting on a couch.
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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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    • Joan and Jerome Cary (Carey)

    • Photograph of toddlers Joan and Jerome Cary (Carey) standing on a sidewalk in Denver, Colorado.
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    • Joseph H. P. Westbrooke, M.D.

    • Joseph H. P. Westbrooke, M.D. Physician Came to Denver in 1907 to practice medicine; infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan as a member in order to apprise blacks of the Klan's plans; active civic leader; responsible for naming Dearfield, Colorado.
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    • Thomas Campbell, L.L.D.

    • Thomas Campbell, L.L.D. 1869-1957 Attorney Graduated from Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., in 1893; first black man to practice law in the Indian Territory, Oklahoma, 1893. Served as major in the Spanish American War, personally...
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