Tag:Denver history

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.

Denver’s 1894 Job Scare: Why the governor aimed cannons at City Hall

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.