Fannie Mae Duncan

Premieres on broadcast in two parts: 11/08/18 & 11/15/18

Meet the inspiring Fannie Mae Duncan, an African American nightclub owner who brought the motto “Everybody Welcome” to true meaning at her Colorado Springs Cotton Club despite the volatile Civil Rights Movement of her day. The granddaughter of slaves and the daughter of tenant farmers, Fannie Mae stood up against disharmony and heartbreak to maintain the first racially integrated club in the city.

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Web Extra: The Green Book

Web Extra: The Green Book

Katherine Scott Sturdevant discusses the legacy of The Green Book, an annually printed guide that helped African-Americans find safe lodging and services while traveling.

Web Extra: Colorado Springs Sit-Ins

Web Extra: Colorado Springs Sit-Ins

Leah Davis Witherow of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum discusses local civil rights leader Charles Banks and the early wave of sit-ins that took place at lunch counters.

Web Extra: The Chitlin Circuit

Web Extra: The Chitlin Circuit

Musician JJ Frazier talks about her early career at the Cotton Club, a venture that led her to tour the historic underground Chitlin Circuit.

Premiere Q&A

Fannie Mae Duncan: Colorado State House of Representatives Tribute

Fannie Mae Duncan Preview

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