Colorado Springs civil rights pioneer Fannie Mae Duncan subject of Rocky Mountain PBS documentary | Arts & Entertai…


“People used to tell me that they loved to come to the Cotton Club because they felt so at home there. It was easy to find and hard to leave,” Fannie Mae Duncan once said.

Duncan, who succeeded against all odds as an African-American woman entrepreneur in the Pikes Peak region before, during and after the civil rights movement, is the subject of a new Rocky Mountain PBS series on “Colorado Experience.”

The 30-minute Part One airs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Part Two is at the same time Nov. 15. The full-hour episode will be available to stream at rmpbs.org starting Thursday.

Kate Perdoni, Colorado Springs-based producer for RMPBS, was given the chance to produce an episode of “Colorado…

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