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1936 Border Closure

Added by yongli on 02/07/2022 - 17:42, last changed on 09/03/2022 - 08:37
For ten days in 1936, Colorado governor Edwin “Big Ed” Johnson declared martial law in the state, which allowed him to close Colorado’s southern border to migrant workers from nearby states and Mexico. Amid record unemployment during the Great Depression , Johnson closed the border because he...

Elijah McClain

Added by yongli on 02/08/2022 - 17:33, last changed on 10/25/2022 - 23:44
Elijah McClain (1996–2019) was a massage therapist in Aurora who was walking down the street when approached and killed by Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue officers on August 24, 2019. The death of McClain, a young Black man whom his family described as “exceedingly gentle,” was immediately...

Preston Porter, Jr.

Added by yongli on 05/18/2022 - 11:00, last changed on 10/25/2022 - 23:44
On November 16, 1900, a white mob in Limon chained Preston Porter, Jr., a fifteen-year-old Black railroad worker, to a vertical steel rail, slung a rope around his neck, and burned him alive. Porter was accused of raping and murdering a local white girl; he had previously confessed to the crime...
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