Congratulations to El Pomar's Liz Jefferson on her recent award as one of the Colorado Springs Business Journal's 2018 Women of Influence!
Liz Jefferson reflects on her father, Pastor Emeritus James H. McMearn, and his induction into the Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room.
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A reflection by Dean Nakayma
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.
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.
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.