Judge Gary Jackson Inducted Into the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame After a 51-Year Pioneering Career
Judge Gary Jackson was inducted this month into the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame for a career where he advocated for diversity in the bar.
In 1927, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado granted the release of men involved in an armed clash in Weld and Boulder counties later deemed an “insurrection.” A 1928 appeal in the case was dismissed.
In Denver in 1894, police and fire department board members barricaded themselves in City Hall. Then-Gov. Davis Waite ordered the Colorado Army National Guard to aim full-size, military-grade cannons at the building in hopes of driving the protestors out.
The Western Federation of Miners ignited a wave of union strikes across the state between 1896 and the early 1900s - but the strike at the Sun and Moon mine was perhaps the most deadly.