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The Historic Eight

Eight African American lawmakers (two in the senate and six in the house) were sworn in this legislative session – comprising the largest number of African Americans to ever serve in the Colorado Legislature.

“Now that we have eight people of color– African Americans– serving under the dome, I think that gives hope and opportunity for other people to say ‘I can be just like a Senator Fields or one of the other house representatives.’ I think that’s inspirational to many,” Fields said.

Since 1895, only 36 African Americans have served as state legislators in Colorado.

Read the entire article from Denver 9 News HERE