Denver’s Five Points neighborhood: a thriving cultural touchstone for the city’s Black community

February 5, 2024

Denver’s Five Points neighborhood is significant for the city’s Black community. From the Rossonian Hotel to Sonny Lawson Park, each street is filled with history. This week, we explore how Five Points became a thriving Black neighborhood with everything the community needed to thrive and to feel safe from outside oppression.

Our guests include librarians from the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and filmmaker donnie betts.

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