The Historical Marker honoring Preston "John" Porter Jr. was erected on Oct. 30th 2020 in Creekfront Park in downtown Denver. Join us for the virtual ceremony to view the unveiling.
At the beginning of 2019 the CCRP (Denver-Limon coalition) began focusing on erecting a historical marker as close as possible to the site of the old city hall in downtown Denver. The city hall stood at 14th and Larimer and housed the Denver jail, where Preston Porter Jr. was held and tortured.
On November 18, 2019 coalition members Judy Ollman, Anthony Suggs met with the Denver city officials from Denver Parks and Recreation, the City Attorneys, Councilman Paul Kashmann and Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca, whose district is where Creekfront Park is located. Approval was granted for installation of the Historical Marker for Preston "John" Porter Jr. At that meeting it was decided that the dedication ceremony should take place the following November, which would be November 2020, and as close as possible to the day of the lynching.
Our next project will be to work with our partners in Limon to erect a historical marker there as well.