Tag:John T. Gunnell
John Gunnell’s Legislative Legacy
In 1881, John Gunnell became the first Black state lawmaker. The Denver Republican faced intense opposition and racism while he served in the House.
Edwin Hackley’s Legacy ‘Battling Racism and Second-Class Status’
Edwin Hackley, Colorado's first Black lawyer, struggled to build a local practice but used his voice in publishing to speak out against racism.