2022 - Virtual Juanita Gray Community Service Awards and biennial Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Program Description

Event Details

The Denver Public Library will honor African American community leaders at the annual Juanita Gray Community Service Awards and biennial Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  Please join virtually as we honor men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the Denver Metro area and who exemplify the ideals and spirit represented by each award. The event is free and open to the public.

Tune in to Zoom Saturday, February 5 or register below if you'd like to receive an email reminder. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join this virtual Zoom session. 

Juanita Gray Award winners will be announced during the ceremony. 

2022 Juanita Gray Nominees:

  • Larry Benford
  • Jeff Campbell
  • Viola B. Garlington
  • Marcellina Otii
  • Brandon Pryor
  • Jason Shankle

Congratulations to the 2022 Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Zipporah Parks Hammond
  • Judge Gary M. Jackson
  • Rev. Leon Kelly

Digital Event Program 

"Lift Every Voice" Lyrics

Celebrate Black History Today

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

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