Clarence F. Holmes, D.D.S.
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...
Musician, Teacher and Churchwoman
W.P.A. music teacher, 1933-1939; director of Denver U.S.O., WWII: taught at Littlejohn School of Music (a federal project to rehabilitate wounded soldiers through music); conducted choirs for...
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...
William L. Turner 1894-1971
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.
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...
Joseph H. P. Westbrooke, M.D.
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.
Photograph of May Victoria Whitsel with her brothers Sherman on the left and James on the right. Sherman was born on January 6, 1895 and James on December 22, 1896. May Victoria would later become the mother of Louise P. Chancellor Cary (Carey).
This is one of the announcements my grandmother's youngest sister sent to her on the birth of her daughter in New York in 1964. Inside is a cute poem with a picture of baby girl crawling in a cameo. It reads "If I'd wear Pink or...