Denver Post, November 8 – Denver’s historic Chinatown is long gone — but a new historic district is in the works
5280, November 3 – Restaurants are Among What’s Left of Denver’s Lost Chinatown
RMPBS, November 1 – Upcoming mural will honor Chinese history, heritage in downtown Denver
CBS4 , October 27 – Denver takes another step to remember city’s historic Chinatown
9News, August 8 – Denver removes anti-Chinese historical marker across from Coors Field
Fox 31, August 8 – Denver mayor, community remove anti-Chinese historical marker in LoDo
Smithsonian Magazine, April 21 –Denver Apologizes for Anti-Chinese Riot of 1880
CGTN, April 20 – Denver formally apologizes for the 1880 anti Chinese riot
NBC News, April 18 – Denver formally apologizes for anti-Chinese riot in 1880 that left one dead
Denverite, April 17 – Denver officially apologizes for anti-Chinese riot, 142 years later
CBS 4, April 17 – Denver’s Chinese community receives apology for riot 140 years ago
AsAM News, April 17 – Denver issues formal apology for history of anti-Chinese racism
9News, April 16 – City of Denver apologizes for role in the anti-Chinese riot of 1880
Denver 7, April 15 – Apology for 1880 riot: Denver to raise awareness about old Chinatown
CPR, April 12 – Denver will formally apologize for anti-Chinese riot in 1880
Colorado Sun, Dec 16 – Geographic naming board agrees to scrape offensive name from Chaffee County gulch
Colorado Sun, Oct 21 – Colorado governor tells renaming board to consider easier-to-pronounce alternatives
AsAM News, Aug 9 – Denver’s historic Chinatown is remembered with a colorful event
Channel 7, Aug 8 – Group unveils proposed text for Denver Chinatown historic marker
CPR, June 7 – Un-Whitewashing Denver’s Anti-Chinese Riot
CBS4, May 26- Denver’s Historic Chinatown To Get Revitalization
Denver 7, May 24 – Colorado Asian Pacific United pushing to remove historic plaque in LoDo
Denverite, February 26 – How can Denver recognize its once-thriving Chinatown?
AsAmNews, February 14 – Denver to “re-envision” historic Chinatown destroyed by race riot
Colorado Sun, December 24 – A plaque near Denver’s historic Chinatown marks a race riot. Its critics see it as an opportunity
The Association of Asian American Studies presented its Community Leadership Award to CAPU – April 16, 2022.
Key takeaways from the April 16 event:
• A historic apology by the City of Denver for its role in the anti-Chinese race riot that destroyed what had been a thriving Chinatown district in 1880.
• An agreement by the owner of the building (near Coors Field), with the racially insensitive and inaccurate “Chinese riot” plaque, to finally remove it.
• A firm commitment by the city towards the establishment of an Asian Pacific Historic District and the founding an Asian Pacific American community museum, which will be the first of its kind in the Rocky Mountain Region.
CAPU needs your help to document our AAPI heritage in Colorado. We are in the process of creating cultural trunks on AAPI history in Colorado. If you have story to share or artifacts to donate, please let us know by emailing us at: [email protected].
The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board agreed that Chaffee County’s offensively named Chinaman Gulch should be changed to Yansing Gulch, which means resilience in Cantonese.
Video message from CAPU Board Chair Joanne Liu on Denver Chinatown’s commeration day – Oct. 31.
Non-profit status – As a first step towards the becoming a non-profit organization, CAPU has registered with the state as a non-profit corporation – without the 501(c)(3) status – on October 4. To obtain the designation of a non-profit corporation, CAPU has created a board of directors and filed paperwork with the secretary of state, including its articles of bylaws and articles of incorporation.
CAPU launches GoFundMe campaign – In August, CAPU launched its GoFundMe goal of $10,000. We look forward to your support and would like to thank everyone who have generously contributed to it.
CAPU unveils proposed text for Denver Chinatown historic marker – On August 8, 2021, CAPU hosted an event to reveal its new proposed text for a plaque commemorating Denver’s historic Chinatown. The event, which was well attended, was held at Zoe Ma Ma at Union Station. In addition to the wonderful lion dance performances by the Shao Lin Hung Mei troupe, we were honored with speeches from Zoe Ma Ma’s owner Edwin Zoe, members of the Lung and Chin families, Derek Okubo, Executive Director, Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships at the City and County of Denver, and Professor William Wei, CU professor of History and former Colorado State Historian. Visit CAPU’s Facebook page for the event images.
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