Colorado History

From the Archives: the prison poetry of Minoru Yasui

If you live or work downtown, you probably drive by Minoru Yasui every day. Not the man himself -- he died in 1986, after serving more than four decades as a lawyer and cultural leader in Denver -- but the spot bearing his name: the Minoru Yasui Plaza, at 303 West Colfax Avenue, where there's a bronze bus of the man who committed his life to getting justice for himself and for the Japanese-American people.

See also: - From the Archives: St. Cajetan's Church barely escaped demolition - From the Archives: Degrees of Separation from Thomas Hornsby Ferril's Autograph - From the Archives: Letter from Alice Toklas on the death of Gertrude Stein

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