Tour 10: The Keyes to Understanding Race and Education in Denver

Friday, January 6, 2017: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Room 103 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)

Tour leaders: Tom I. Romero II, University of Denver, and members of the 10th Circuit Historical Society

This tour and discussion panel will allow conference attendees to consider the history and legacy of—and talk with actual participants in—a landmark legal case, Keyes v. School Board No. 1. In 1973, as the first non-Southern school desegregation case to reach the United States Supreme Court, Keyes raised novel questions about the scope, form, and remedy for discrimination in a city divided along black, Latino, and white color lines. Our tour will take place at one of the sites of the case, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (housed in a building that at one time served as the post office for 19th-century Denver). At the courthouse, the 10th Circuit Historical Society will host a special panel discussion on Keyes, which will include not just historians but some of the important figures who were personally involved in the struggle for educational equity in the Denver Public Schools.

Please note: The courthouse is ADA compliant; participants will walk approximately four blocks to and from the museum. Alternate transportation for people with disabilities is available on request.

Limit 60 people. $20 members, $25 nonmembers

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