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Pikes Peak Regional History Lecture Series - 'Charles Banks: Tireless Activist for Civil Rights'
Presented by Leah Davis Witherow, CSPM Curator of History.
A veteran of the Spanish American War, Charles Banks served proudly with the all black Company B of the 24th Indiana Volunteers despite the fact that he was not African American. Charles Banks’ mother was American Indian and his father was white. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Banks moved to Colorado Springs in 1905. Serving as President of the Colorado Springs branch of the NAACP for five years in the 1940s, Charles Banks worked tirelessly to promote equality and opposeView more
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