Harold Fields says of reparations: “We have pipes that are deep underneath these buildings and underneath our streets. The pipes are decaying, they’re old. They’re leaking, and they are only distributing resources to certain places. You’ve got to be able to dig up those pipes and re-do the system. It’s not a matter of changing the washers on faucets or putting in a new shower head, but changing the system.”
Burns, who will celebrate his 100th birthday on August 5th of this year, usually moves down the sidewalk with one of the many neighbors who affectionately refer to him as “Papa Ray.”
As we confront uncertainty, fear, and even death in the coronavirus pandemic, we know Coloradans experienced similar traumas in World Wars I and II. Then, the community came together to face a common enemy—but also fell prey to xenophobia and racism as they looked for someone to blame.
How can one exert power through language? And how does language empower some and disempower others?
Ford could speak between 8 and 11 languages and dialects and delivered over 7,000 babies, according to Sylvia Lambe, who serves on the advisory board of the Black American West Museum and Heritage Center.
If you’ve never undertaken a long bike trip, the Goldstein family’s visit to Normandy, France suggests it can be an especially meaningful way to experience another country, provided your children are old enough to propel themselves.
If you know the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” you’re most likely Black—and you also know it is often referred to as the Black National Anthem. If you’re White, you likely know none of the above.
For those who think nostalgically about the 1960s’ activism, Dolores Huerta says, “Sorry you missed 1968, but we’re back.” A crowd of 300 chants “Sí se puede!” (Yes you can!), the motto of the United Farm Workers (UFW), as she takes her seat at History Colorado.
Over the last three decades governors, various legislators, education advocates, construction company executives, business leaders and civic activists have organized to ask Colorado voters to increase taxes to raise more money for the state’s cash-strapped schools, crumbling highways and other needs.
Lowry Air Force Base closed 25 years ago, but the Lowry neighborhood redevelopment retains its history in 30 original buildings, as well as design elements that acknowledge the area’s storied past.