Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library was built in 2003. This unique branch, named for Elvin Caldwell, the first African American Councilman in District 8, and Omar Blair, the first African American President of the Denver Public School Board, is the only research library of its kind west of the Mississippi. The library replaced the much smaller former Five Points Branch Library. The library is the gateway to Five Points and the Historic District along Welton Street. Five Points is unique among Denver’s neighborhoods because of the rich contributions of its diverse community, particularly African Americans (Five Points-Whittier Neighborhood History).

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