Colorado Symphony Honors Racial Fairness Leaders


 

2022 marks the thirty first yr that the Colorado Symphony, in partnership with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Colorado Vacation Fee, has celebrated 4 humanitarian leaders within the state. This yr, the orchestra honored a number of new awardees with a VIP reception and a live performance celebrating the work of Dr. King.

Among the many honorees was Dr. Renee Cousins King, who labored as a pediatrician previous to retiring. Drawing from the property of her late father, the philanthropist Charles Cousins, Cousins King made a sizeable donation to Colorado’s Black American West Museum, which paperwork the lives of African-Individuals in the course of the pioneer period.

Cousins King shared the Rev. Dr. James Peters Humanitarian Award with Janet Damon, who serves as a library companies specialist for Denver public faculties. She can be the co-founder of Afros and Books, a coalition of 4 Black librarians who promote African-American literature.

The Colorado Vacation Fee has been working for 37 years, and in that point has established a popularity for unifying Colorado communities by means of the promotion and celebration of the work of Martin Luther King Jr.

The live performance, carried out by Scott O’Neil, included two of Dr. King’s favourite items, “Hymn to Freedom” and “This Little Gentle of Mine,” carried out by pianist Purnell Steen and the 5 Factors Ambassadors.

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