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Juneteenth 2021: Celebrating Five Points

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Posted at 9:38 PM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 23:38:47-04

DENVER — Five Points: A place where Duke Ellington played and Billie Holiday sang, people gathered for a cold drink after a long day's work and African Americans, segregated by racist housing laws, made a life and a living.

People who live, work and play in the historic neighborhood joined in conversation to explain what makes Five Points and where the neighborhood is going.

In this special program, Denver7's Jessica Porter visits the neighborhood with a rich past and a rapidly changing identity.

Watch the full special in the video player above.