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Elvin R. Caldwell

Added by yongli on 05/02/2017 - 10:38, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 04:41
Elvin R. Caldwell Sr. (1919–2004) was one of the most significant African American policymakers in Colorado history. An accountant and businessman, Caldwell joined many community organizations before beginning his political career in 1950 in the Colorado House of Representatives. He later served on...

Julia Greeley

Added by yongli on 06/19/2018 - 13:23, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 05:48
Julia Greeley (c. 1840–1918) was born into slavery in Missouri. Around 1880 she moved to Denver and became a Catholic. Despite being poor herself, Greeley spent the rest of her life doing good deeds for the impoverished. In 2016 the Catholic Church opened the Cause for Sainthood to determine...

Lincoln Home

Added by yongli on 12/20/2016 - 09:21, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 18:52
The Lincoln Home in Pueblo was started by the city’s Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs and became the only known Black orphanage in Colorado. Established in 1906, the home moved in 1914 to two connected brick houses on North Grand Avenue, where it remained until the city’s segregated orphanage...

Lucile Berkeley Buchanan

Added by yongli on 08/09/2022 - 12:47, last changed on 08/09/2022 - 12:49
Lucile Berkeley Buchanan (1884–1989) was a gifted teacher and the first African American to graduate from the State Normal School of Colorado (today, the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley ) in 1905. Following graduation, she occasionally worked as a substitute teacher; race-based...
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