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If you know and love Denver like we do, or you’re just learning to, you surely have some tales to share — or something that only you would be able to tell — from your own perspective. I Am Denver is us. It’s our history told in our voices, through our stories about our families, neighborhoods, schools and favorite restaurants. Ourselves. 

 

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Apr 17, 2019

María Corral: The Good and Bad Memories of Growing Up in West Denver

María Corral has fond memories of the West Denver neighborhood where she grew up — despite its dangerous side.

Apr 16, 2019

Nothing But Suitcases

An eight-page comic that tells the story of a family who became homeless after the mother's job offer and housing fell through.

Apr 15, 2019

A Dream Come True

Gloria Soto moved from Miami to Denver to go to law school in 2000. She explains why it was a dream come true.

Apr 12, 2019

Working in the Harlem of the West

To be able to work in the Five Points neighborhood, also known as the Harlem of the West, is a dream come true for Dele Johnson.

Apr 11, 2019

88-Year-Old Denver Public Library Volunteer Still Going After 27 Years

Miss Edna Williams, a volunteer at the Ford-Warren Branch Library for almost 30 years, describes moving to Denver with her four children in 1968, after fleeing an abusive husband in Florida.

Apr 10, 2019

"We Love Denver"

Best friends Shannon Lukeman and Tahverlee Anglen share their fun outlook on life.

Apr 02, 2019

Getting an Unexpected Gift After a Broncos Game back in the 80s

Jane Hillson's I Am Denver story is about a surprising thing that happened to her after a Broncos game.

Apr 2, 2019

Lady Llorona in Denver

Photo Story: Karen Gonzales shares her version of "La Llorona" story, which takes place in the West Colfax neighborhood.

Mar 21, 2019

Denver in the 1940s

Photo Story: Joe Aguirre shares his first vision of the City of Denver.

Mar 21, 2019

Mayor Hancock Remembers Manual High School

Mayor Michael Hancock reminisces about his time as a student at Manual High School in the 1980s. Watch as he gets personal and recounts his experiences at the historic high school, see some of his old yearbook pictures and discover laugh with him as he shares some Manual Thunderbolt wisdom!




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Office Of Storytelling

Rowena Alegria, Chief Storyteller
Office of Storytelling - Human Rights & Community Partnerships
City and County of Denver
720 -865-9084
IAmDenver@denvergov.org

 

 

 

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