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Awesome work. Ed Dwight has a hell of a story - he clearly deserves this spotlight!

Thank you Julia for your comment! And we agree, Ed Dwight does deserve the spotlight. We're glad you enjoyed the story.

James

This is a very inspiring and informative article about a man that deserves so much more attention and exposure. Ed Dwight is worthy of a prominent place in American history.

I agree W.J. I'm glad you enjoyed the article.

Let me try to correct some misinformation....
In the early part of this article it says "...in 1951 there were only 6,000 African American residents and most lived in Park Hill." Then it quotes Dwight, saying "Blacks couldn't live East of York (York Street)."
These two statements are in conflict - Park Hill is entirely east of York Street! Indeed, when I moved to Denver in 1976, Park Hill had the reputation as an integrated community, and many in Denver were proud of that and the fact that Denver didn't have the slums that other big cities had.
It would be more accurate to mention the Whittier or Five Points neighborhoods, but even this doesn't really explain the areas that were redlined. I often find that talk of redlining is more concept than specifics. More research needed on this!

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