Civil 29th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, U.S. Colored Troops,

CU history professor named American Council of Learned Societies fellow

May 3, 2023

Scholar to use award to finish book project on how African Americans have retained Black Civil War memories.

Ken Washington at an antiwar protest on campus.

How a Stanford student prompted CU to challenge discrimination

Feb. 25, 2022

Denver resident Ken Washington joined Stanford’s chapter of Sigma Chi, igniting controversy and a legal challenge at the University of Colorado.

Nilon addressing students in 1963 about civil rights. Photos courtesy of CU archives.

First CU Boulder Black professor, librarian paved way for others

Feb. 16, 2022

Black history snapshot: Racial bias hindered Charles and Mildred Nilon’s search for a home to buy, but they strove to make the university more inclusive and welcoming to those who came after

Gil Cruter clearing a high jump.

On the playing field, CU’s opponent was racism

Feb. 10, 2022

A Black history snapshot: student legislators and university leaders fought against ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to bar Black players