The Denver Public Library is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame Award. This honor is bestowed upon a Coloradan who has been the first African American to accomplish a professional goal or to have been a pioneer in their field while actively supporting the African American community. The award was established in 1973 with the induction of forty-one inductees as part of a cooperative venture for Black Awareness Month between the Denver Public Library and the Denver Public Schools.
Nominations are reviewed by a committee consisting of library staff and community representatives. We ask that you please be thorough with your nomination to demonstrate the nominee’s achievements and contributions.
Please note, the event will take place in February 2022 to acknowledge the award winner. The event will be open to the public. More information will be available later this year.
Paper nominations will also be accepted by mail. Please download this document to use for your paper nomination which includes address information.
Current inductees into the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame.
- Be an African American and Colorado resident.
- Be a pioneer in their field or have made a major impact in the city, state, country or the world at-large.
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The deadline to submit a nomination(s) is 6 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2021.
Instructions for achievements and contributions: Using the space provided or in a separate document, describe two of the nominee’s significant achievements and contributions or write two or three paragraphs explaining why you think your nominee deserves to receive this award. Please provide background information about the nominee. You may use the upload field below to attach any supporting documentation like a resume and or photo(s).