Black communities have been largely written out of Colorado history

The Denver Star, January 4, 1913 via History Colorado

There’s been a lot of buzz about the upcoming Museum of Boulder’s exhibit, Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History.

Colorado is perennially perceived as a mostly-white state. Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History unveils the stories of Black folks who made Colorado their home. On this month’s episode of Black Talk, KGNU’s Michele Simpson talks with  Minister Glenda Strong Robinson and “The Soul Food Scholar,” Adrian Miller about what went into unearthing the stories that inspired and are shared in Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History Project.

Robinson and Miller say they hope the exhibit, which opens on Sept. 29, 2023,  will generate conversation, and memories, and drive home the point that the Black Experience is embedded in everything we consider American history.


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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.

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