Hon. Michael B. Hancock.  Mayor of Denver, and the city's second African American Mayor.CBS4 Evening News Reporter and print journalist.Emmy Award winning News Anchor for Denver's ABC Affilliate-KMGH-TV.A cowboy with the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo.Paul Stewart, founder of the Black America West Museum.The Black American West Museum.Skiers enjoy Colorado's sun and snow.The historic Rossonian Hotel located in historic Five Points.Blair-Caldwell Library namesakes, Tuskeegee Airman Omar Blair and businessman Elvin Caldwell, Sr.Chauncey Billups, Denver native and star NBA guard who recently returned home to play for the Denver Nuggets.One of two unique mosaic's on the front of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.Dianne Reeves, Denver native and grammy award-winning jazz vocalist.Don Cheadle, Denver native and acclaimed screen actor.Ed Dwight, internationally acclaimed sculptor.Peter Groff, the first African American to serve as the president of the Colorado Legislature's Senate Chamber; a first for either chamber.Wellington Webb, former and first African American mayor of Denver.The Webb Building, named in honor of former mayor Webb.One of Denver's funniest sons, Louis Johnson.Lu Vason, founder and GM of the Bill Pickett Invitional Rodeo.Cleo Parker-Robinson, Denver native and founder of the  internationally acclaimed dance ensemble that bares her name.The Ed Dwight designed MLK, Jr. statue complex located at City Park.An African Women's montage at the Stiles African American Heritage Museum located in historic Five Points.Hattie McDaniel, Denver native and legendary screen actress who was the first African American to win an Oscar.Pam Grier, Denver native and renowned television and screen actress.A breathtaking view of downtown Denver from Peak's Lounge at the Convention Center Hyatt.India.Arie, Denver native and award winning soul artist.Gerald Albright, award winning saxaphonistA night scene of the Denver Pavillions located downtown on the 16th Street Mall.The Martin Luther King, Jr. statue at City Park.Shadow Theatre Company, Colorado's only fully functional Black theatre company; located in the Aurora Arts District.Jonathan "Big Jon" Platt, Denver native and acclaimed music executive for EMI Music Publishing in Los Angeles.Joseph C. Phillips, Denver native and nationally recognized actor, author, and speaker.Philip Bailey, Denver native and a founding member of the legendary R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire.Rep. Terrance Carroll, local attorney and Colorado's first African American to serve as Speaker of the House in the Colorado State Legislature.LenDale White, Denver native and pro running back for the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
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