Remembering State Supreme Court Justice Gregory Kellam Scott

April 16, 2021
Gregory Kellam ScottGregory Kellam ScottCourtesy Denver Public Library Special Collections
Gregory Kellam Scott, the state's first Black Colorado Supreme Court Justice, was sworn in on Jan. 15, 1993.

Brains and a bow tie. Those are two things that stood out about state supreme court justice Gregory Kellam Scott. The first and only African-American to sit on Colorado's high court died at age 72 at the end of March. His friend and colleague, Judge Gary Jackson, will remember Scott's smarts and his panache. He joined us to reflect on Scott's passing.