Coming Up: A Boy’s Adventures in 1940s Colorado Springs

By Lucy Bell

With the exception of the public school system, Oliver Bell lived in a segregated community growing up in Colorado Springs. Although times were difficult for the Black community, Oliver’s childhood was still a whimsical one full of adventure, laughter and shenanigans.

Born in 1933, Oliver blossomed in his community as an athlete and eventually had a 30-year career teaching physical education in the Colorado Springs School District. Author Lucy Bell was married to Oliver and knows firsthand of his experiences through the stories and pictures he shared with her. Get an accurate, historic depiction of the life of one Black American through stories and historic photographs in this delightful book. Find this book online or at your local bookstore.

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