Earth, Wind and Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is a music group who formed in Chicago in 1971.  They are known for their funky soul music that changed how people choose to... Read More »

  • Music

Queen

The band Queen was created in London in 1970. The four British band members were Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. The band... Read More »

  • Music

Joan Baez

Joan Baez is an American folk singer and activist from New York.  She became wildly popular in the 1960’s when she began incorporating... Read More »

  • Activism
  • Music

The Beatles

The Beatles, which is one of the most popular rock groups in the world, originated in Liverpool, England. The band formed in 1960. The members in the... Read More »

  • Music

Charlie Burrell

Charlie Burrell was born in Toledo, Ohio but spent much of his childhood growing up in poverty in Detroit. While in Detroit, he studied music at... Read More »

  • Music

Neal Cassady

Neal Cassady was a leading figure in the Beat Generation during the late 1940s and through the 1950s. Although he wasn’t one of its most famous... Read More »

  • Writing

Ray Charles

Ray Charles was born, September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia. As some may believe that Ray Charles was blind since birth which was not true at all as... Read More »

  • Music

Cesar Chavez

Born on March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Arizona, Cesar Chavez is probably one of the most recognized and acknowledged member of the Chican@ Civil Rights... Read More »

  • Activism

Judy Collins

Judy Collins, also known as “Judy Blue Eyes,” is a Seattle born folk singer who moved to Denver with her family in the late 1940’s... Read More »

  • Music

Ramon Del Castillo

Dr. Ramon Castillo was born 1949 in Wichita, Kansas . He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Mexican American Studies from the... Read More »

  • Activism
  • Writing

Abelardo (Lalo) Delgado

Abelardo Delgado was born November 27, 1930 in Chihuhua Mexico. He first decided to be a poet when he was working with low-income Latino teens at the... Read More »

  • Activism
  • Writing

John Denver

John Denver, originally Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. was born on December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico. He was an American singer-songwriter and... Read More »

  • Music

The Doors

In a time where the exploration of peace and love was thriving, one band wasn’t afraid to delve into the dark corners of poetry. That band was... Read More »

  • Music

Jess E. DuBois

Jess DuBois has been a long time landscape and portrait painter of the mile high as he has been passionate about his artwork for many many decades.... Read More »

  • Visual Art

Ed Dwight

Ed Dwight was born in Kansas City and grew up with a father playing in the baseball’s Negro league. He left his hometown in 1953 to join the... Read More »

  • Visual Art

Juan Espinosa

After some time spent as a soldier in Vietnam in the late 60s/early 70s, Juan Espinosa returned  to the U.S. with an activist mindset. He joined the... Read More »

  • Activism
  • Visual Art

Carlota Espinoza

Carlota Espinoza was born in Fraser, Colorado and was the middle child of 14 siblings. She is Chicano muralist who had emerged from the Chicano... Read More »

  • Activism
  • Visual Art

John Flores

Painter, John Flores worked initially worked as a meat cutter before focusing on his painting just before the Chicano Movement. He was born and... Read More »

  • Visual Art

Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey was born in Michigan on November 6, 1948 and died on January 18, 2016. Frey started studying piano at the age of 5. He switched over to... Read More »

  • Music

Tony Garcia

Tony Garcia was born 1953 in Denver, Colorado. He received his BA in theatre from the University of Colorado in Denver.  Garcia Tony has received... Read More »

  • Activism
  • Visual Art

Nita Gonzales

Nita Gonzales was born 1949 in Denver, Colorado. She is the eldest daughter of Boxer and activist Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. She is currently... Read More »

  • Activism

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27th, 1942 in Seattle Washington. Hendrix had a rough childhood due to a strained relationship between his... Read More »

  • Music

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini is one of the fathers of modern illusionists. His ability to become a global superstar using only his body and his magic tricks.... Read More »

    Grace Kelly

    Grace Kelly an actress from Philadelphia made Denver her home briefly in 1951, after she found a job as an actress at the Historic Elitch Garden for... Read More »

    • Theatre

    Jack Kerouac

    Jack Kerouac, one of America’s most beloved authors and poets and a pioneer of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on March... Read More »

    • Writing

    Jose Lara

    Jose Lara was born in northern Spain in 1938. He was born around the mid Civil War to World War II. He was 23 years old when he was sent to the... Read More »

    • Activism

    Emanuel Martinez

    Emanuel Martinez is a Denver native whose artistic journey grew out of a troubled childhood. He was active in the Chicano Movement and Crusade for... Read More »

    • Activism
    • Visual Art

    Giovanni Ponti

    Gio Ponti was a famous Italian architect and artist who made his debut in the art scene in the 1920’s after his short stint in the military during... Read More »

    • Architecture

    Otha P. Rice Sr.

    Otha P. Rice Sr. a native of Texas moved to Denver after his family moved to Chicago. Yet Otha Rice would graduate from Manuel High School in Denver.... Read More »

    • Activism
    • Music

    Daniel Salazar

    Born in 1952 in Denver, Colorado, Daniel Salazar created visual art such as films and photographs eventually producing award winning documentaries of... Read More »

    • Activism
    • Visual Art

    Carlos Santistevan

    Carlos Santistevan remains in his Five Points home as a Denver native. He is one of the city’s few santeros. He was a founder and leader in the... Read More »

    • Art
    • Visual Art

    Leroy Smith

    Leroy Smith a native of Oklahoma born on July 11,1911, moved to Denver in 1936 where he soon became an important member of the five points community.... Read More »

    • Activism
    • Music

    Paul Whiteman

    Paul Whiteman was born into a music family as his father was a music legend, so he essentially came up with music being in his genes. At the age of... Read More »

    • Music

    Led Zeppelin

    The English Rock band, Led Zeppelin was formed in 1968. They originated in London, England consisting of four band members: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant,... Read More »

    • Music