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A plaque near Denver’s historic Chinatown marks a race riot. Its critics see it as an opportunity.

After a summer of contentious racial reckoning regarding historic monuments in Denver, one more public display — an easy-to-miss plaque on the wall of a building across from Coors Field in Lower Downtown — has raised objections for the manner in which it describes the city’s first race riot, an anti-Chinese rampage in 1880 by […]

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In contentious times, CU prof William Wei brings new perspective to the revamped role of Colorado’s state historian

As William Wei stands amid the museum exhibit he helped conceive, a collection of 100 Colorado historical artifacts at the History Colorado Center dubbed “Zoom In,” someone asks him to pick out his favorite. He doesn’t consider the question long. He walks directly to where two sturdy wooden containers sit side by side. Assembled one […]