Arie Taylor for Colorado Reflections
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Originally from Ohio Arie Taylor moved to Colorado in 1958. Taylor reflects on her time in the Air Force and encountering segregation and discrimination. The first Black woman legislator in Colorado Taylor discusses her reasons for getting involved in politics particularly her experiences as a Black woman and her encounters with racism. Discusses racial tensions in Denver in July of 1968 which resulted in protests and community clashes with police and Arie Taylor's arrest. Taylor reflects on the increase of women and people of color involved in politics and in the state legislature.