The Hall of Fame honor is bestowed upon a Coloradan who has been the first African American to accomplish a professional goal in their field and/or who has actively supported the African American community while achieving his or her goal. The original series contained forty-one photographs and was created in 1973 as part of a cooperative venture for Black Awareness Month between the Denver Public Library and the Denver Public Schools. In 1985, as part of the Ford-Warren Branch Library’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, an additional four black Coloradoans were inducted into this Hall of Fame. Since then, every other year at least one is entered into the Hall of Fame Series.
The 2024 induction ceremony will commence at 1:30pm on Saturday, February 3rd (not 4th, like the graphic states), at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. Seating will be limited, so we encourage anyone who wants to avoid the crowd to join us on the live stream!