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Ding-Wen Hsu is a business executive and community leader with a tireless commitment to preserving Asian culture and highlighting the deep traditions of Colorado’s Asian population. The granddaughter of a prominent Chinese revolutionist, Hsu arrived in ...

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After losing all her possessions to her husband’s family upon his death, Sarah Sophia Chase Platt-Decker realized that women had no legal rights. She became a lifelong suffragette and fiercely dedicated to equal rights for women. After her second marria...

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Mary Ann Kerwin and her cofounders of La Leche League International (LLLI) have been dubbed the “Revolutionaries Who Wore Pearls” because these traditional mid-twentieth-century American housewives carved a new path to healthier lives and women’s em...

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Anna Petteys came to Colorado in 1914, a graduate Phi Beta Kappa of Grinnell College and the proud wife of Alonzo Petteys. Alonzo purchased a bank in Brush, Colorado; Anna ran the home and took care of their four children. Her public interests were church...

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Juana Bordas immigrated to the US from Nicaragua on a banana boat. The first in her family to go to college, she joined the Peace Corps and worked in Santiago, Chile. Juana later received the Franklin Williams Award from the US Peace Corps for her life-lo...

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In 1907, Fannie Lorber founded the Denver Sheltering Home to care for the children of Jewish tuberculosis patients at National Jewish Medical and Research Center and Jewish Consumptive Relief Society. Once the Home, as it was called, had been established,...

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Lily Nie, born in Yingkou in northeastern China and raised during the Cultural Revolution, knows first-hand the fragility of life in China. She earned a law degree at Fushun University and became a business law attorney in China. In 1987, she came to the ...

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Sue Miller is a former Denver fashion model who learned she had breast cancer in 1971. Since then, she has fought fear and public ignorance about the disease. Ten years after the diagnosis, this mother of three agreed to stage a fashion show on the condit...

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As President and CEO of Girl Scouts – Mile Hi Council since 1982, Jean Jones has made significant and enduring contributions to the lives of Colorado’s girls by creating an innovative and contemporary environment in which today’s girls are cultivate...

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In 1957, at age 14, Carlotta Walls LaNier and eight other students integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. This act of courage and defiance became the catalyst for change in the American educational system. The Little Rock Nine, as they w...

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