Lisa Roy

Independent Historian

Lisa Roy is Executive Director of the Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation.  She is an avid genealogist.  Lisa has a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education and was recently accepted into University of Colorado at Denver’s (UCD) School of Education and Human Development Graduate Studies program to begin her Doctor of Education in Educational Equity.  She has also done doctoral coursework in Policy and Psychology with UCD and California Coast University respectively. 

Denver, Colorado Shorter AME Church (1868- )

(Image Courtesy of Rosemarie Allen) Shorter AME Church was organized in 1868.  Two women, Mary Smith and Mary Randolph founded the church.  The original members met on the South Platte River in 1863 until the Church was given land located at 19th and Holiday (now … Read MoreDenver, Colorado Shorter AME Church (1868- )

Denver, Colorado Zion Baptist Church (1865- )

Image Ownership, Public Domain Zion Baptist Church was founded on November 15, 1865 by an intrepid group of black pioneers who settled in Denver, Colorado Territory when the city’s total population was less than 5,000 people. Among its founders was Barney Ford who would later … Read MoreDenver, Colorado Zion Baptist Church (1865- )

Storer College [Harper’s Ferry] (1867-1956)

Storer College was created when John Storer, a philanthropist living in Sanford, Maine, approached Rev. Dr. Oren Burbank Cheney, President of Bates College, with a $10,000 gift to found a school which would eventually become a college and would educate students in a southern state, … Read MoreStorer College [Harper’s Ferry] (1867-1956)