Do you know an African American community leader who has made a significant contribution to the community? We're seeking nominations for the Juanita Gray Community Service Award and the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame. Awards are presented to African Americans who have made a significant contribution to the community. Nominations should be completed online. We are no longer accepting nomination submissions for the 2018 Juanita Gray Award or for the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame.
The Juanita Gray award honors African American men, women and youth who make outstanding contributions to the Denver Metro area and who exemplify the ideals and spirit represented by Gray’s commitment to the community.
The Hall of Fame honor is bestowed upon a Coloradan who has been the first African American to accomplish a professional goal in their field and/or who has actively supported the African American community while achieving his or her goal.
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The Denver Public Library honors African American community leaders at the annual Juanita Gray Community Service Awards and biennial Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The event is held Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Blair-Caldwell Library and kicks off the library’s celebration of Black History Month.