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The 400 Club | 1957-1965

Group of African-American people pose in room with canned goods and basket of apples around

Roosevelt Collins | Educator | 1969

 “Roosevelt Collins (1905-1978) was the first black hired by Colorado College in a position other than janitor or domestic worker.

Jesse Bass | Horse Trainer

Portrait of Jesse Bass holding a horse in the courtyard of the Carriage House on Glen Eyrie. Photo identified on back as “Jesse Bass, horse trainer for Gen. Palmer.”

Fannie Mae Duncan

Fannie Mae has long been recognized for her contributions to equality and for her club’s motto, “Everybody Welcome.” Her trademark generosity, philanthropy, and dedication to her community still resonate today. She is now honored in perpetuity with a bronze statue outside the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Colorado Springs.

Carrie L. Barnhill

A life dedicated to God, family, and community; the first thing you’ll notice when you meet Carrie L. Barnhill is the look of modest contentment and compassion in her eyes.

June Waller

June Waller Written by the citizensproject.org in 2014 Most people know of June C. Waller as an essential part of our Colorado Springs community. Her

Dr. Anthony P Young | Tutmose Academy

Black Education Pioneer & Charter School​ Why did you launch the school? In 1990, the Tutmose Academy was initially named the Inroads Family and Community

Carter Payne Chapel

Originally built as an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in 1897, the Carter Payne Chapel at Weber and Costilla was constructed on land donated by

Hotel Elegante

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