Telluride Historical Museum: Race Relations in Colorado

Telluride Historical Museum: Race Relations in Colorado

Public lecture with Dr. Tom Romero, Univ. of Denver, explores race and racism in “Colorful Colorado”

Welcome to Colorful Colorado!

In addition to its natural beauty, Colorado’s contemporary nickname alludes to the influxes of race and culture that punctuate its history. But Colorado’s history of race relations is more complicated than its descriptor implies.

Tom Romero

Tom Romero

On Thursday, July 24, join Dr. Tom I. Romero II, an expert on the history of race and racism from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, for a special presentation on the legal and cultural history of race identity and relations in our state. Dr. Romero will be discussing the history of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, anti-Mexican sentiment in the 1930s, and racially restrictive covenants in the 1940s, as well as the school integration battles of the early 1970s.

Colorado’s crises of color functions as a microcosm of the struggles of the nation as a whole to come to terms with – and eventually celebrate – its diversity.

Dr. Romero’s presentation, “Race-Making in Colorful and Colorblind Colorado,”  once again will be held Thursday July 24, in the Program Room at Wilkinson Public Library at 6:30 pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Telluride Historical Museum at (970) 728-3344 x4 or email

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