Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Denver Says "No" to Hate
Wall Street of the Rockies
— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
While waiting for a bus on 17th Street, Oumar Dia was shot and killed because of the color of his skin. Jeannie Van Velkinburgh who came to his assistance was shot and paralyzed.
In response to the murder, thousands of Denver citizens attended a rally to demonstrate that hate is not tolerated in this city.
This plaque honors the memory of Oumar Dia and pays tribute to Jeannie Van Velkinburgh, the Good Samaritan who typifies the caring character of Denver.
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 15w.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list.
Location. 39° 44.711′ N, 104° 59.398′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from 17th Street south of Welton Street, on the right when traveling southTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dow Jones Average (within shouting distance of this marker); The Black Baron (within shouting distance of this marker); Welton Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Philosophy (within shouting distance of this marker); Wall Street of the Rockies (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Top of the World (about 300 feet away); The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado (about 400 feet away); March On (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Also see . . . Wall Street of the Rockies website on the marker. (Submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.