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My Father: Impact and Induction

Liz Jefferson reflects on her father, Pastor Emeritus James H. McMearn, and his induction into the Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 27, 2017, 10:14 a.m.

Reflecting on the Life of Andy Chun Song

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we reflect upon the life of Andy Chun Song, the 2008 Milton E. Proby Inductee. An influential and highly respected Asian American community leader, Song moved to Colorado Springs in 1985 from Baltimore, where he had settled after four years of service in the South Korean Air Force.

by Aidan Connaughton, the May 31, 2016, 11:08 a.m.

Highlighting the Proby Cultural Heritage Room’s Hispanic Inductees

Frames line the walls of the Milton E. Proby Cultural heritage room; they hold within them the pictures and stories of individuals who shaped their communities in Southern Colorado through leadership, advocacy, vision, insight, and hard work. Today, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the three Hispanic Inductees: Senator Casimiro Barela, Eva Raigoza Baca, and LTC Thomas H. Martinez, who were inducted into the room with photograph and frame in 2006, 2010, and 2014, respectively.

by Mari Tanabe, the Oct. 15, 2015, 10:21 a.m.

Reverend Dr. Milton E. Proby: A Lifetime of Achievement

In 1926, the historic contributions of African Americans in the United States were largely misrepresented or ignored. In response, Carter G. Woodson joined and helped lead a movement to recognize the past, present, and future achievements of African Americans.

by Lori Bellingham, the Feb. 27, 2015, midnight