Fort Collins History

Black History Month – Local Resources & Events

Podcast: The little-known stories of Fort Collins’ early Black history
Black/African American History in Fort Collins
CSU Black History Month resources and events

Fort Collins History Connection: An online collaboration between the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and Poudre River Public Library District.

Ethnic Heritage: Hispanic Heritage, Germans From Russia, Native Americans

Articles, Research, and Opinions

Fort Collins advocate Betty Aragon-Mitotes talks Posadas, work for Hispanic Community (December 15, 2020)

Opinion: Lack of Diversity Challenges People of Color in Fort Collins (Coloradoan, June 20, 2019)

The Path to LGBTQIA+ Non-Discrimination in Colorado, Freedom For All Americans

Anti-Discrimination or Religious Freedom? The Masterpiece Question Is Back in Arizona, Colorado Courts (CPR, Feb. 11, 2019)

“They don’t belong”: Police called on Native American teens on college tour (The Guardian, May 4, 2018)

Racial discrimination claim stuns Fort Collins Mayor, City Council (Coloradoan, Oct 8, 2016)

Racism Remains a Problem in Fort Collins (October 20, 2015)


Timeline of the KKK in (Mostly Northern) Colorado in the 1920s

Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage by Maria P. Root, Ph.D


Estes Park: Man on crusade to expose Colorado’s racist property records: ‘This is so appalling!’


“Yes, Women Could Vote After The 19th Amendment — But Not All Women. Or Men.” by Melissa Block, NPR

Race is a social construct.

“Racism is a system, not an event.”- J. Kēhaulani Kauanui

Call to Action

Let’s work together to dismantle institutional and systemic racism by educating ourselves with articles, books, podcasts, and discussions; speaking at public forums and to our elected officials; and making an effort to become acquainted with people from diverse backgrounds and expand our social circles.

It’s up to each of us to co-create the community we want to live in.

Diverse Fort Collins is a volunteer-driven community project advocating for antiracism and racial equity. We connect people with resources and each other.

Get involved! See the About page for volunteer opportunities, Community Voices for guidelines on contributing a guest commentary, and the Events page for upcoming Discussion Series meetings via Zoom.

Let’s co-create an inclusive community!

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