Community Service Award Presentation
Award Presentation Ceremony
Saturday, February 2, 2013
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Ford-Warren Branch Library
2825 High St. at E. 28th Ave.
Free and open to the public!
Regrets only: 720-865-2045.
Also, we invite you to become part of the legacy of Juanita Ross Gray by donating to the Juanita Gray Endowment Fund.
The Juanita Gray Community Service Award is presented to African American men and women who exemplify the ideals and spirit represented by Mrs. Gray's commitment to the community. Established in 1987, this award kicks off the Library's celebration of Black History Month.
Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame honors new inductees every other year. Juanita Gray helped start this tradition in 1973. Members of the Hall of Fame are Colorado residents who are the first in their field to make history and have had a major impact on the African American Community.
The Juanita Ross Gray Community Service Award was created to honor the memory of deceased employee Juanita Ross Gray. Mrs. Gray worked tirelessly on behalf of the Denver Public Library community. She was a trailblazer and longtime civic leader who established a comprehensive outreach program between the Library and the African American community. Mrs. Gray was affectionately known as the "Pied Piper" for the Library. She sang the praises of the Library in every arena that she visited. Although she worked to bridge the gap between the Library and the African American community, her work helped to make the Library inviting to all communities.
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