Martin Luther King visit to Colorado helped bridge Denver neighborhoods

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Photo: Jeff S. Fard, aka 'Brother Jeff'
Jeff S. Fard, better known as "Brother Jeff," at his cultural center in the Denver Five Points neighborhood.

Fifty years ago King spent three days in Denver. Thousands gathered to hear him speak around the city.

It was 1964 and Denver was segregated. But Jeff S. Fard, better known as "Brother Jeff,” says King’s visit was an important step toward integration.

Fard is editor and publisher of "5 Points News," which serves that historically black Denver neighborhood.

CPR’s Lesley McClurg visited Fard at the cultural center he runs in Five Points.