AARP and Denver Public Library (DPL) are working together to select and identify 100 photos that depict the powerful events and people that reflect the Chicano movement in Colorado. The photographs will be digitized and accessible online through DPL’s Digital Collections.
El Movimiento, the Chicano Movement in Colorado of the 60s and 70s, made a significant and lasting impact on the history of Colorado. On Sept. 25 th over 300 community residents attended a celebration of the achievements of the Chicano Movement in Colorado at the History Colorado Center featuring presentations by Chicano community and elected leaders as well as cultural performances.
Colorado has a rich history of Chicano activism during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and AARP Colorado, along with the History Colorado Museum and Regis University, are keeping that history alive through oral-history recordings, digital collections and stationary exhibits and an event to kick off a celebration of those significant contributions.
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