NewsOct 15, 11:56 AM
The Denver Musicians Association recognizes Gloria Holliday, who was recently elected as president of the Denver Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Meetings are held at 10:00 AM on the third Saturday of every month at 2823 Fairfax Street in Denver. The general public is encouraged to attend.
Gloria Holliday is a Denver vocalist, member of the DMA Executive Board, activist, and a prominent figure in the Denver community. Gloria has long championed causes of the African American community. In the 1960’s, she served as secretary to legendary civil rights activist, Medgar Evers. Working with Evers on voter registration and integration, she organized the first economic boycott of racist business merchants in Jackson, MS, and fought valiantly to desegregate hotels in Atlanta, GA. Her desegregation efforts continued in Denver when she confronted and helped integrate retailers like King Soopers, Safeway and Denver Dry Goods Co.
Gloria previously served on the Board of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and played a pivotal role in revitalizing Denver’s historic Five Points community. Gloria aggressively promoted the community through a Five Points of Distinction marketing campaign that won the highest award given by the American Public Transit Association. She also won the Black Women for Political Action’s Award for Politics based on her work for RTD and her own personal endeavors.
Additionally, Gloria is president of the Metro Rainbow Chapter of AARP and a member of the Martin Ensemble & the Mass Choir of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Source: Record of the Colorado House of Representatives, Thursday, March 25, 1999
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