Black History

CU’s first Black nurse defied racism, withstood disease and made history serving others

With no role model, “Zippy” Parks Hammond fearlessly blazed new trails for minorities then and today ~ Seventeen years before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired masses in Washington with his speech, “I Have a Dream,” a young Black woman nicknamed Zippy in Denver was already living her dream. In 1946, ‘Zippy’ Zipporah Parks Hammond […]

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