Colorful Coloradans Biographies
Pauline Robinson was the first African American librarian in Denver and fought for equal rights and better educational opportunities for children. This is a special biography brought to us from the staff of the Pauline Robinson Branch Library.
Cleo Parker Robinson grew up in Denver's Five Points neighborhood and developed an innovative dance school that operates to this day.
Josephine Roche was a labor advocate, a defender of immigrant rights, a voice for children's rights, a promoter of health care, and a businesswoman.
Judge who worked to modernize the Colorado courts, and was the United States' first ever Hispanic chief justice. Luis Rovira is best remembered for declaring discrimination against gay people unconstitutional.
Dr. Florence Sabin was a medical research scientist who pioneered the field for women and helped improve the health of Coloradans.
Paco Sanchez came to America, started Denver's first Latino radio station, and helped built institutions to serve the community.
Chin Lin Sou was among the earliest Chinese immigrants to Colorado. He became a successful businessman and supporter of the Chinese community. Some of his descendants still live in Denver.
Captain Silas Soule of the Colorado Cavalry refused to participate in the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, where one hundred and fifty unarmed Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children were murdered. His letters and testimony about the events of that day are the reason the truth of Sand Creek is known as a massacre rather than a glorious battle.