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The country's largest parade in honor of Martin Lut ... More >>
Michael Hancock.Wilma Webb was one of the first African-American representatives in the Colorado legislature -- and she pushed through a measure making Martin Luther King Day a state holiday in 1984, two years before it was recognized nationally. In 1991, her husband, Wellington Webb, became ... More >>
Michael Hancock hasn't yet taken office as mayor of Denver. That's on tap for later today.
But Hancock's already being pressured by some arts advocates to take another look at the recent merger of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs and the Division of Theatres & Arenas into Arts & Venues ... More >>
Denverites love the arts -- but the arts didn't officially become a part of the city structure until "1 percent for the arts," a program established under Mayor Federico Peña that earmarked one percent of any city construction project for art works.
Even as that project grew, so did the str ... More >>
The country's largest parade in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will kick off this morning in Denver, Colorado, a mid-sized city with a small black population, but a big record of fighting for equality.
Wilma Webb, then a state legislator, was instrumental in pushing to make MLK Day a holid ... More >>