Black Pioneers and a New Story of the Old West


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Much of who and what has been depicted as Colorado history paints a picture that is not very diverse, let alone accurate. Recently, History Colorado has been on an inward and outward journey of course correction — questioning everything we think we know about how we as a state came to be. Today on the show host Bree Davies talks with Dexter Nelson II, History Colorado’s new associate curator of African American History and Cultural Heritage, about The Dry — a Black homestead that dried up long ago and a story of Black excellence and perseverance in the face of harsh environmental and social conditions.

You can learn more about the Black History Trail and download the new History Colorado app.

Additional music in this episode is by Jason Shaw and adapted here under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

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