Longtime Colorado College English professor Claire Oberon Garcia assumes the title of Colorado State Historian as history, and how it’s taught, takes on an increasingly contentious role.
The American Society of Human Genetics is the latest group of scientists to acknowledge and seek change to longstanding racism amid Black History Month
When Eleise Clark set out to research her genealogy, she ran into a brick wall: the Civil War. “I thought we were people,” Clark said. “But my grandfather was born as property.” As Clark dug into bills of sale in search of tidbits of information on her enslaved ancestors, including her grandfather who was born […]
Not many in Denver have heard about Dr. Charles J. Blackwood, Jr., one of its most accomplished residents. Now seems like an especially opportune time to share his story, with the unfortunate and untimely demolition of his former home at 2436 Gaylord Street in Denver’s Whittier neighborhood. His home was an important historic marker for […]
David A. Varel is an affiliate faculty member of history at Metropolitan State University-Denver and the author of two books: “The Scholar and the Struggle: Lawrence Reddick’s Crusade for Black History and Black Power” and “The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought.” He earned his PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015 […]
Editor’s note: This excerpt from the book’s conclusion links the work of Lawrence Reddick, one of the most notable African American intellectuals of his generation, to the challenges that continue to confront the world today. This book has sought to cast Reddick not in the individualistic frame so typical within popular biography but rather in […]