Wellington Webb: The Man, the Mayor, and the Making of Modern Denver

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Wellington Webb shares his inspirational story as Denver's first African American mayor how he beat the odds of illness, a dysfunctional family, and personal tragedy to win an underdog bid for mayor in 1991 and go on to make monumental improvements to the Mile High City.
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Overview


Wellington Webb shares his inspirational story as Denver's first African American mayor how he beat the odds of illness, a dysfunctional family, and personal tragedy to win an underdog bid for mayor in 1991 and go on to make monumental improvements to the Mile High City.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555916343
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Introduction     1
Roots: From Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana to Denver     14
Childhood, Grandmother Helen, Divorce     28
Growing Up in Denver     40
Mother, Brothers, Trips to Chicago     51
The End of High School, the Filling Station, Sterling     63
College, First Marriage, Twins, Greeley     75
Mayor Tom Currigan, Fort Logan     86
Felicia, Black Studies, Wilma     93
The Legislature     106
Second Term, Georgia Peanut Farmer     123
President Jimmy Carter, Department of Health and Human Services     138
1980 Presidential Campaign, Wilma's Election     152
After Carter, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies     161
1983 Mayoral Campaign, James Thompson     172
Auditor     185
The Webb Fund, Car Accident, Mayor Federico Pena's Announcement     195
1991 Mayoral Campaign, Doubters, Tennis Shoes     208
The Walk, Upset Victory     225
First Term: Cabinet, Unheralded Projects, Unexpected Violence     247
Pope John Paul II Prayer, Airport Trials and Tribulations     269
Media, Brutal 1995 Reelection     289
Prostate Cancer,Whirlwind Second Term     310
"First Tuesday," International Flights, Africa     327
1999 Reelection, Columbine, Senate, 9/11, Third Term     341
Wilma's Challenges, Private Businessman, DNC Race     361
Conclusion: The Webb Legacy     374
Epilogue: Wellington Webb's Elected-Office History     382
Index     389
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