African-American Resources for Colorado

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A list of resources for researching African American ancestors that lived in Colorado.


Colorado African American Resources

  • Black Settlers of the Pikes Peak Region, 1850-1899. - Colorado Springs, Colo.: Negro Historical Association of Colorado Springs, 1986. - 34 p. : ill., ports.F782.P63 B58 1986
  • Westward Soul. [compiled and edited by Fray Marcos Purdue and Paul W. Stewart, in association with the research staff of the Black American West Foundation Museum]. - Historic centennial bicentennial ed. - Denver: Black American West Foundation, 1976 - . - ill. E185.93 C6 P87 FHL book 978.8 L532p

Archives and Libraries

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
2401 Welton St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 865-2115

Church Records


  • Zion Baptist Church (1865-)History
  • Shorter AME African Methodist Episcopal Church (1868-) History


  • Access Genealogy: Colorado Genealogy See the Colorado Statesman Index, an African American newspaper 1901-1954, and Riverside African American Burials.