Meetings have been moved online.

We don’t feel it is safe to meet in person just yet, but we’ve decided to give online meetings a go. 

The Normalization of Hatred, November 2nd, 7 pm.

Many have never heard, or know very little, about the rising tide of the KKK in America during the 1920s, especially right here in our own state of Colorado. Meg Dunn will give an overview of how the Ku Klux Klan was revived in 1915, invited to Colorado, and spread to every region of the state, including Northern Colorado. Dunn will point out how Coloradoans took what had previously been a Southern institution, and we made it our own, normalizing hatred in a way that made it not only acceptable, but highly regarded by many.

If you have already heard a similar talk by Sharon Danhauer at the Loveland Historical Society a few years back, this will cover some of the same ground (It is the same history, after all.), but there will be more attention given to Klan activity in Northern Colorado – information that Sharon didn’t have at the time. So please don’t stay away just because you’ve heard about this before. It’s a very interesting topic and worth learning about. The point of this talk is not to add hatred to hatred, nor to put anyone down, but to have a better understanding of what happened in our local history and how it came about.

Because of the continuing rise of Covid cases in Colorado, we’ll be holding this meeting via Zoom. See information below. We won’t have a historical society meeting in December, but we have our fingers crossed that we might be able to meet up again in person come January. Watch for future emails with more info.

Zoom meeting info:

Topic: Fort Collins Historical Society
Time: Nov 2, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time

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