Pikes Peak Regional History Lecture Series: The Legacy of Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club
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Presented by Kathleen Esmiol
When Fannie Mae Bragg–a young African American teenager from the back roads of rural Oklahoma–arrived in Colorado Springs in 1933, she immediately fell in love with the city. Possessing a confidence and determination that belied her years, she graduated from Colorado Springs High School, married Edward Roy Duncan, and began chasing the American dream. Although widowed by the mid-1950s, Fannie Mae was the legendary owner of the Cotton Club, a major link in the
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