PLHC News

American West Program to Host Signature Semester Event

The Public Land History Center’s American West Program will host its signature event for Spring 2017 on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm in the Morgan Library Event Hall. Professor Ann Little of the Colorado State University History Department will be speaking about her book The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright, and will highlight the cultural, […]

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"Midnight Ramble" Event February 28, 2017

On February 28, the American West Program hosted “Midnight Ramble: Oscar Micheaux and the Story of the Black Film Industry.” Colorado State University professors Dr. Gillian Bowser and Dr. Ruth Alexander presented on the significance of this documentary and touched on themes of African American Silent Fil, Cowboys and the American West. It was an […]

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The Color of Our Parks Panel Video

The American West Program’s Color of Our Parks took place on September 29. Featuring speakers Nina Roberts, Gillian Bowser, Ruth Alexander, Camille Dungy, and Alexandra Hernandez, presenters shared their experiences with nature, race, and diversity in our national parks. Here is a link to a video of the panel in its entirety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ew8Tgsv7Fs

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American West Program Hosts Signature Event

On Thursday, September 29, The American West Program hosted “The Color of Our Parks,” a signature event in which scholars discussed the importance of race and diversity in public lands. There was a workshop in the afternoon, and then the main panel in the evening. Check out a few photos from the day below!

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