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Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Collected by: Western History and Genealogy Department and Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library

Archived since: Dec, 2017

Description:

The Blair Caldwell African American Research Library collection consists of websites that may be temporal, and includes as a focus neighborhoods, events, news, people and politics in Denver's African American community.

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Title: metroDPA Social Equity program information website from National Housing Finance Group

URL: http://metrodpa.org/

Description: Metro Down Payment Assistance (metroDPA) is a social equity program sponsored by the City & County of Denver helping people throughout the Front Range become homeowners. It provides a home loan and down payment assistance to help individuals, and their direct descendants, who can demonstrate residential ties to a neighborhood that was redlined between 1938 and 2000. Down payment assistance amounts range from $15,000 to $25,000.

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Subject:   Society & Culture BIPOC Community development Community development, Urban -- Colorado -- Denver. Urban policy -- Colorado -- Denver. Restitution Housing subsidy Housing subsidies -- Colorado -- Denver. Housing Wealth -- United States -- History. Home ownership – Colorado – Denver

Title: The African American Voice Newspaper

URL: http://www.africanamericanvoice.net/index.html

Description: Established in 1991, The African American Voice is a free monthly online newspaper that focuses on the news of the Colorado Springs Metro, Denver Metro and Pueblo areas. The Voice is the longest-running Black monthly newspaper published in Southern Colorado, and prior to switching to an online-only format, had a statewide distribution of 10,000. The newspaper was founded by publisher and owner James Tucker, with goals to “awaken the larger community to the needs and untapped potential of African Americans living in Colorado, while at the same time bringing to the state broad awareness of the diverse mix of local, regional, national and international issues that have an impact…upon their lives.”

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Subject:   African Americans – Colorado – Colorado Springs – Newspapers African Americans – Colorado – Denver – Newspapers African Americans – Colorado – Pueblo – Newspapers African Americans African-American History Local History Newspapers Politics African American newspapers Society & Culture Arts & Humanities General news Journalism BIPOC

Title: Five Points Jazz Festival

URL: http://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/events-programs/five-points-jazz-festival/

Description: Traditionally held in May along Welton Street in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, this free festival celebrates the history and culture of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was historically home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s national and local legends. The festival was first celebrated in 2003, and is coordinated by the Five Points Jazz Festival Committee and Denver Arts & Venues.

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Subject:   Arts & Humanities Jazz Music Society & Culture Jazz Festivals – Colorado – Denver Festivals – United States Music Festivals Music Five Points (Denver, Colo.) Denver Arts & Venues African Americans -- Music. Five Points Jazz Festival BIPOC Festivals

Title: Curtis Park Neighbors, Inc.

URL: http://www.curtispark.org/

Description: Curtis Park Neighbors, Inc. is the Registered Neighborhood Organization and historic district for the Curtis Park neighborhood of Denver. The organization meets regularly to discuss local issues, organizes community events, produces a monthly newsletter, and provides resources on issues relevant to area neighbors. Examples of these resources include information on maintaining historic properties, applying for preservation grants and tax credits, and upcoming city planning, transportation, and parks planning efforts.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Registered Neighborhood Organizations Historic preservation Neighborhoods Citizens’ associations Neighborhood associations City planning Nonprofit associations Curtis Park (Denver, Colo.) Curtis Park Historic District (Denver, Colo.)

Title: Denver Urban Spectrum Magazine

URL: http://www.denverurbanspectrum.com/

Description: The Denver Urban Spectrum is a monthly publication in Denver, Colorado that has been “spreading the news about people of color” since 1987. The magazine provides local, state, national, and international news coverage in both a print and online version. The affiliated Urban Spectrum Youth Foundation, established in 2000, offers individual internships, seminars and other opportunities to teenagers seeking hands-on experiences and education about journalism.

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Subject:   General news Journalism Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Politics BIPOC African American magazines African Americans – Colorado — Denver -- newspapers

Title: Undesign the Redline Exhibit

URL: http://www.designingthewe.com/undesign-the-redline/

Description: Designing the WE, a New York design studio focused on social innovation, developed the “Undesign the Redline” interactive exhibit, workshop series, and curriculum. The exhibit explores the history of structural racism and inequality, and examines how these issues compounded each other, from 1938 Redlining maps until today. The exhibit travels nationally, tailoring its materials to the situation in each city. The exhibit is intended to help communities learn together, activate, and mobilize into a strong “WE” capable of transforming racist systems with intentionality. “Undesign the Redline” was hosted by Denver’s Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library from November 2018 through July 2019.

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Subject:   Museum exhibits Interactive museum exhibits Traveling exhibits Redlining Institutional racism Urban planning Society & Culture Maps Race, Class & Inequalities - Resources BIPOC

Title: ‘I Don’t Want My Kids To Go Through This’: Colorado Program Helps Black Families Obtain Home Ownership: CBS 4 News story

URL: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2022/04/14/black-homebuyers-bridge-gap-denver-dearfield-fund-gary-community-ventures-colorado-house-prices-soar/

Description: For much of Denver’s history, mortgage lending and real estate redlining practices prevented many people of color from investing in a home and building intergenerational wealth. The Dearfield Fund with Gary Community Ventures aims to right this injustice by offering first-time Black homebuyers in the Denver metro area up to $40,000 in downpayment assistance. This article from Denver’s CBS affiliate announces the program.

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Subject:   Society & Culture BIPOC Social justice Real estate investment Discrimination in mortgage loans -- United States Discrimination in housing -- Colorado -- Denver. Reparations for historical injustices.

Title: metroDPA Social Equity Program

URL: https://denvergov.org/Government/Agencies-Departments-Offices/Agencies-Departments-Offices-Directory/Department-of-Housing-Stability/Resident-Resources/Affordable-Home-Ownership/metroDPA/

Description: Metro Down Payment Assistance (metroDPA) is a social equity program sponsored by the City & County of Denver helping people throughout the Front Range become homeowners. It provides a home loan and down payment assistance to help individuals, and their direct descendants, who can demonstrate residential ties to a neighborhood that was redlined between 1938 and 2000. Down payment assistance amounts range from $15,000 to $25,000.

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Subject:   Society & Culture BIPOC Community development Community development, Urban -- Colorado -- Denver. Urban policy -- Colorado -- Denver. Restitution Housing subsidy Housing subsidies -- Colorado -- Denver. Housing Wealth -- United States -- History. Home ownership – Colorado – Denver

Title: “Redlined in Denver between 1938 and 2000? The city might help you put a down payment on a new home.” Denverite.com article

URL: https://denverite.com/2022/04/21/redlined-in-denver-between-1938-and-2000-the-city-might-help-you-put-a-down-payment-on-a-new-home/

Description: This Denverite.com article introduces the Metro Down Payment Assistance (metroDPA) social equity program sponsored by the City & County of Denver’s Department of Housing Stability. The article highlights the new program, explains the intent and purpose for its creation, and quotes Denver Mayor Michael Hancock about the goals the program hopes to achieve.

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Subject:   Society & Culture BIPOC Community development Community development, Urban -- Colorado -- Denver. Urban policy -- Colorado -- Denver. Restitution Housing subsidy Housing subsidies -- Colorado -- Denver. Housing Wealth -- United States -- History. Home ownership – Colorado – Denver

Title: Juanita Gray / Blacks In Colorado Hall Of Fame Award Winners

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/juanita-gray-blacks-colorado-hall-fame-award-winners/

Description: The Juanita Gray award honors African American men, women, and youth who make outstanding contributions to the Denver Metro area. The award recipients must demonstrate the ideals and spirit represented by Ms. Gray, a DPL librarian who worked at the Ford-Warren branch in the 1960s and 1970s and herself exemplified community service. The awardees must be living, library users and/or supporters, and their positive community impact should be seen outside of and in addition to their paid professional roles. A community-driven committee identifies and selects the winners. Since its inception in 1988, the awards ceremony has been held in February as part of Black History Month. This page contains biographies for the 2021 winners.

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Subject:   Community Service African Americans BIPOC Service Award Awards Libraries Society & Culture

Title: Juanita Gray Community Service Award Nominations -- Denver Public Library Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/2018-juanita-gray-community-service-award-and-blacks-colorado-hall-fame-request-nominations

Description: The Juanita Gray award honors African American men, women, and youth who make outstanding contributions to the Denver Metro area. The award recipients must demonstrate the ideals and spirit represented by Ms. Gray, a DPL librarian who worked at the Ford-Warren branch in the 1960s and 1970s and herself exemplified community service. The awardees must be living, library users and/or supporters, and their positive community impact should be seen outside of and in addition to their paid professional roles. A community-driven committee identifies and selects the winners. Since its inception in 1988, the awards ceremony has been held in February as part of Black History Month. This page is revisited annually, listing annual nominees.

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Subject:   Community Service African Americans BIPOC Service Award Awards Libraries Society & Culture

Title: Fall R.A.D.A. Discussions & Workshop: Radical Self-Love, Confronting Discrimination and the Opiate Epidemic – Denver Public Library Webpage

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/fall-rada-discussions

Description: R.A.D.A. (“Read. Awareness.Dialogue.Action”) is a book discussion series that has been hosted by the Denver Public Library in various iterations since 2016. The series is designed to provide a safe space to discuss some of the issues and movements of the day with respect and compassion. The group reads to raise social consciousness, to exchange ideas and experiences, and to discuss actions that individuals and communities can take to address current societal problems. This page lists the Fall 2018 series books and meetings times and locations.

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Subject:   Arts & Humanities Society & Culture Libraries Social Conditions Social Justice Racial Justice Substance abuse Body positivity Self-help groups Book discussion groups

Title: The Smithsonian’s Robert F. Smith Fund and the Blair-Caldwell Library Preserving and Sharing Black History and Culture-- Denver Public Library Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/smithsonians-robert-f-smith-fund-and-blair-caldwell-library-preserving-and-sharing-black

Description: In 2018, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) hosted a Community Curation Program at three locations in Colorado: the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library (BCAARL), the Black American West Museum, and Lincoln Hills. This project, funded by the Robert Frederick Smith Fund, offered programs on documenting and sharing the history and culture of African American communities. The project focused on family photos and other materials held by private individuals. Participants learned how to capture oral histories and digitize materials, and BCAARL/NMAAHC offered digitization services for personal collections. Participants were given the option of adding materials to the NMAAHC digital collection, donating physical items to BCAARL, and/or just using the digitization service to capture digital images for private use.

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Subject:   BIPOC Arts & Humanities Society & Culture History Local History African American History Libraries Libraries and archives Photographs Oral Histories Archives Museums Online Exhibits National Museum of African American History and Culture Cultural Preservation

Title: Recipients Of The Juanita Ross Gray Community Service Award

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/recipients-juanita-ross-gray-community-service-award/

Description: The Juanita Gray award honors African American men, women, and youth who make outstanding contributions to the Denver Metro area. The award recipients must demonstrate the ideals and spirit represented by Ms. Gray, a DPL librarian who worked at the Ford-Warren branch in the 1960s and 1970s and herself exemplified community service. The awardees must be living, library users and/or supporters, and their positive community impact should be seen outside of and in addition to their paid professional roles. A community-driven committee identifies and selects the winners. Since its inception in 1988, the awards ceremony has been held in February as part of Black History Month. This page contains a list of all award winners from 1988 to the present.

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Subject:   Community Service African Americans BIPOC Service Award Awards Libraries Society & Culture

Title: Colorado Black Arts Festival

URL: https://www.colbaf.org/

Description: The Colorado Black Arts Festival strives to develop, promote, and celebrate African arts and culture in Colorado. The festival provides a medium for local Black talent in the areas of visual and performing arts, and educates regarding the role that Black arts and culture play in the development and well-being of the community. First hosted in Denver in 1987, by the second year the festival drew an audience of over 30,000 people. The festival has attracted patrons and artists from around the world, and has received many awards, including the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

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Subject:   BIPOC Arts & Humanities Society & Culture Arts Art Festivals -- Colorado -- Denver Music Dance Film Performing arts festivals African American arts African Americans in the performing arts Visual Arts

Title: The Dearfield Fund for Black Wealth

URL: https://www.dearfieldfund.com/

Description: The Dearfield Fund for Black Wealth helps Black and African American communities build a foundation of intergenerational wealth and financial well-being, primarily through home ownership. The program, hosted by Gary Community Ventures, offers Black and African American first-time homebuyers access to no-interest down-payment funds that can be used toward the purchase of a new home. Upon selling or refinancing, home-buyers then return their down-payment plus 5% of the home's appreciation to support the next home buyer on their journey to wealth.

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Subject:   Society & Culture BIPOC Community development Community development, Urban -- Colorado -- Denver. Urban policy -- Colorado -- Denver. Housing subsidies -- Colorado -- Denver. Wealth -- United States -- History. Home ownership – Colorado – Denver

Title: City and County of Denver Black History Month Events Schedule

URL: https://www.denver.org/about-denver/denver-history/african-american-heritage/

Description: The City and County of Denver’s Black History Month Events schedule includes listings for events hosted by museums, libraries, and other cultural organizations. The page also lists museums focused on African American history in Denver.

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Subject:   African American History Month Black History Month BIPOC Libraries Museums Arts & Humanities Society & Culture History Local History

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