Honoring Memory of the Sand Creek Massacre in the Age of COVID
by Billy J. Stratton
The community of descendants of the Sand Creek Massacre maintain rituals of healing that honor the dead while affirming bonds of community that have been tested by a long history of dispossession and the recent trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SOURCE: Denver Post
The KKK Ruled Denver a Century Ago. Its Legacy is Still Felt
Historian Robert Goldberg describes how the Klan worked in the 1920s to dominate local goverment in the Colorado city and the state government.
Colorado Lawmakers Poised To Replace Capitol's Civil War Monument With Sand Creek Massacre Memorial
Native American advocates say the Colorado state capitol is an appropriate place for the memorial to the massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho by the US military, but critics question whether it should replace a memorial to the Union Army.
The Nazi-Fighting Winter Soldiers Who Taught America to Ski
Many of America’s ski resorts were started by soldiers who skied during World War II — a group that played a key role in the sport’s popularity in the United States.
SOURCE: The Hill
Colorado votes to abolish slavery
Critics have expressed concern that the new language will make it unconstitutional for incarcerated individuals to work in prisons, Colorado Public Radio reported.
Family History Haunts G.O.P. Candidate for Governor in Colorado
The Stapleton neighborhood in Denver, Colo., takes its name from Benjamin Stapleton, a member of the Ku Klux Klan who served as Denver’s mayor for five terms. Stapleton’s great-grandson, Walker Stapleton, is the Republican candidate for governor.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Washington Post highlights the clash in Colorado over the AP history course
Jefferson County has become ground zero for a new culture fight — this time over how to teach U.S. history to high-achieving 10th-graders.
SOURCE: The Guardian
The war on high-school history classes is a whole new level of dumb
by Jeb Lund
Colorado’s school board and the American conservative movement in general are trying to pretend history never happened.
Teachers walkout in Colorado over AP history controversy and pay
Classes were canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools after 81 percent and 70 percent of teachers called in sick respectively.
SOURCE: The Denver Channel
Colorado professor helped create framework for controversial AP US History Course
Anderson said the goal of the revisions was to encourage contextualizing and analytical thinking over memorizing facts and dates -- more like a college class.
SOURCE: The Denver Post
Colorado students protest proposed "censorship" of history curriculum
"I want honesty in my classroom," the students said in a letter presented to Superintendent Dan McMinimee.
Colorado school board, worried about the new AP framework, wants to make sure high school kids are taught patriotic history
Jeffco School Board Member Julie Williams proposes to create a committee to make sure U.S. History is being taught correctly in high school.
SOURCE: Denver Post
Historic Riverside Cemetery embodies Denver's past
Denver's city of the dead is very much alive.Like Mark Twain, Riverside Cemetery has had its premature demise reported more than once. The city's premiere burial ground opened on July 1, 1876, at 5201 Brighton Blvd. on the Denver/Adams county line.In 1901, historian Jerome Smiley gushed, "(Riverside) is a most beautiful city of the dead, adorned with shrubbery and lawns and costly monuments, so that one feels in the midst of it all, that rivers of human love and devotion flow up and down all its walks and drives."...
Gun billboards featuring Native Americans draws criticism
The billboards in this northern Colorado city show three men dressed in traditional Native American attire and the words “Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you.”
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