While Dick Lamm contributed to several enduring laws, his political career remains in a controversial shadow.
CORE’s 1943 Colorado demonstration was one of the first successful protests for the group in the region but it wasn’t until larger court cases like Keyes v. School District 1 that real changes to state laws began happening.
While Browne’s already serving a life sentence for one murder, investigators remain fascinated by his motivations and claims to have killed more.
Luis Archleta, also known as Larry Pusateri and Ramon Montoya, was detained one year ago for escaping from a Colorado prison in 1974.
The CRA joined several other civil rights laws on the books, but the state made little progress toward equality until the 1960s and '70s.
While Colorado's law drew criticism from protestors, it stood up to the First Amendment claim leveled in Hill v. Thomas in 1999.
Denver Police made another cold case arrest in January, charging Crespin Nene-Perez for the murder of Bonny Baker in June 1998.
Joseph H. Stuart was the first Black legislator in Colorado and introduced a bill to ensure equal access to public places for all.