Listen to oral histories

These oral histories from Black Colorado residents provide first-hand insight into a range of experiences and stories from Colorado history. They are primarily from the collections housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Carnegie Library for Local History, and History Colorado. They would not have been preserved without the dedication of committed historians throughout the decades.

Odell Barry – Physical transcript and audio files housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Martie Bauduit

Omar Blair – Physical transcript and audio files housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Lillie Bracken

Carnieca Brown-White

Charles Burell – Physical transcript and audio files housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Elvin Caldwell – Physical transcript and audio files housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

John E. Carey Sr.

De Laris Carpenter

William H. Coker

Rolan Craig

Fannie Mae Duncan

Jewell Emmanuel

Dr. Ruth C. Flowers

Marie Greenwood – Physical transcript and audio files housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Marie Greenwood

Justina Grizzard

Senator Regis Groff – Physical transcript and audio files housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Walter Groves

Ida Haddad

D. Hale

Grace Hale

Alfreda Hall

Donahue Hayes

John R. Henderson

Lynn B. Henderson

Lynn B. Henderson

Judge Gary M. Jackson

Dr. Kimberle Jackson-Butler

Christine Johnson

Bryon Johnson

Dorothy King – Physical transcript and audio files housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Pauline Lewis

Crystal Littleton

Carole Matthews

Attorney Isaac Moore – Physical transcript and audio files located at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Marion Morrison – Physical transcript and audio files housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

George Morrison Jr.

Marian Morrison Robinson

Edna Mosley – Physical transcript and audio files housed at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Charles Nilon

Mildred Nilon

Eunice Norris

Audrey De Priest

Beatrice Rainey

Robert Rentie

Robert Rentie

Virginia B. Ricard

Fannie Mae Rivers

Charles W. Rothwell

Mary Sampson

Laverne Springs

Penfield Tate

Ellen Tate

Ellen Tate

Ellen Tate

Otis Taylor

Eileen Walker

Lucy Walker

Lucy Walker

Warren Washington

Warren Washington

Warren Washington

Warren Washington

Wellington Webb

Wellington Webb