What Mayor Hancock is Reading, Watching, and Listening To

What Mayor Hancock is reading, watching, and listening to.

Mayor Hancock

TV Show

Power. “I love crime dramas. James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick, the show’s protagonist, is an NYC crime kingpin. He is constantly pursued by competitors and U.S. law enforcement agencies. This is one I watch with my young adult son, Jordan.”

Book

Reconstruction Updated Edition: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. “Author Eric Foner does a great job of updating and framing the Reconstruction era in America, particularly its impact on African-Americans, who are still subject to post-Civil War socioeconomic and cultural effects some 144 years later.”

Book

Black Klansman. “I was surprised to learn that these events took place so close to home. I’m a native of Denver and grew up here in the ’70s and ’80s, so I recognized many of the names of characters. The author, Ron Stallworth, recalls how he infiltrated the Klan while serving as one of the first African-American patrolmen on the Colorado Springs police force.”

Music

Gospel on Pandora. “I love gospel, love to stay rooted to faith! Gospel music is much like reading the Bible. I like it because it allows me to escape, seek God, and be inspired.”

Film

BlackKklansman. “The movie mirrors the book pretty well, with a few Hollywood subtleties thrown in to make it screen-worthy. John David Washington does an extraordinary job playing Ron Stallworth, the protagonist. The movie was nominated for multiple industry awards: Golden Globes, SAG awards, Cannes, and Academy Awards, including Best Picture.”


Mayor Hancock, who was sworn in eight years ago, is serving his second term as the city’s 45th mayor. The Texas-born Hancock, who has lived in Denver since infancy, is also a Baptist deacon.