Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


 

2015

Hon. Ken Salazar
Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Senator from Colorado

 

2014

Dr. Derek Barber King, Sr.
Preacher, Teacher, Motivator, Activist

2013  

Hon. Emanuel Cleaver, II
U.S. Congressman from Missouri
 

2012

Hon. Michael B. Hancock
Mayor of Denver


2011

Dr. John D. Maguire
Senior Fellow, Institute for Democratic Renewal

2010

Hon. Wellington E. Webb
Former Mayor of Denver

2009

Hon. Terrence Carroll
Speaker of the Colorado House


2008  

Hon. Bill Ritter
Governor of Colorado

2007

Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles
Pastor, Monumental Baptist Church

2006  

Rev. Dr. James D. Peters
Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church


2005  

Hon. Penfield W. Tate, III
Former Colorado State Legislator

2004  

Hon. John Hickenlooper
Mayor of Denver 

2003

Hon. Wilma J. Webb
First Lady of Denver, Founder Colorado Holiday Commission


2002

D'Army Bailey
Circuit Court Judge, Memphis, Tennessee

2001 

Jeffery L. Humber
Head of Global Diversity, Merrill Lynch, New York

2000

Ernest G. Green
Managing Director, Lehman Brothers, Washington, DC


1999

Hon. Kweisi Mfume
President, NAACP 

1998

Dr. Arun Gandhi
Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

1996

Dr. Henry J. Lyons
President, National Baptist Convention, USA


1995

Dr. Vincent G. Harding 
The Iliff School of Theology

1994

Jerry Johnson
VP, Network Technology Services, US West

1993  

Hon. Patsy Jo Hilliard
Mayor of East Point, Georgia


1992

Hon. Norman B. Rice
Mayor of Seattle, Washington

1991  

Dr. Albert C. Yates
President, Colorado State University

1990

Hon. John Lewis
U.S. Congressman from Georgia


1988

Hon. Wellington E. Webb
Auditor, City and County of Denver

1987

Hon. Roy Romer
Governor of Colorado

1986

Richard C.D. Fleming & Kermit Darkey
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