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Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Human Rights Hero

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —

 
Human Rights Hero Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
1. Human Rights Hero Marker
Inscription.  
“We have to organize. The best way to make the system work for us is cooperation.”

-- Bernie Valdez (1912-1997)
Co-founder of Latin American Education Foundation and the Latin American Research and Service Agency, and Head of the Colorado Coalition for Dropout Prevention.
 
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 19w.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsEducationHispanic Americans. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list.
 
Location. 39° 44.646′ N, 104° 59.312′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street and Tremont Place, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 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. Help! (a few steps from this marker); “I’m Either a Lawyer or I’m Not. Don’t Drag Being a Woman Into It.” (within shouting distance
Dora and Bernie Valdez image. Click for more information.
via CCCC, unknown
2. Dora and Bernie Valdez
Colorado Civilian Conservation Corps website entry
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of this marker); Those Illustrious Browns (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); Menu for the Brown Palace (about 300 feet away); Gridlock (about 300 feet away); The Birth of Denver Mass Transit (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Human Rights Hero Marker can be seen in bottom right. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
3. Human Rights Hero Marker can be seen in bottom right.
Bernie Valdez image. Click for full size.
via YouTube, unknown
4. Bernie Valdez
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on February 13, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on December 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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May. 22, 2022