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Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women's Day graphic with calendar (March 8)

March is Women’s History Month, and today is International Women’s Day. This day is a global celebration of women’s history and of the continued movements for gender equity and inclusion. How It Started From the 1880s to the 1920s, millions of women around the world collaborated to build movements for women’s suffrage, improved working conditions […]

Women, History and Gardening for Victory

Historic photo of three women (from the Library of Congress)

March is Women’s History month, and every year at this time I find delight that two of my personal passions—women’s history and gardening—return to our media conversations. Over the past year, American interest in gardening surged as people looked to history to find ways to respond to the multiple looming crises caused by the spread […]

1968 – Watershed for Change

Assassins took the lives of political revolutionaries Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Protests emerged in nearly every major city of the United States to draw attention to racial, gender, and political issues. Two black athletes were expelled from the Olympic Games for raising their fists as a salute for equality and human […]

History of Westminster Campus

The Early Years From the years 1968 to 1977, the Community College of Denver-North (CCDN) held classes in a variety of locations and temporary structures (for more information on how CCDN became FRCC, check out FRCC Celebrates 50 Years). After some initial planning for a new location to accommodate the immense growth of the college […]

Who Doesn’t Like Ken Burns?

As a historian, I always wanted to explore historical filmmaking. After all, who doesn’t admire the work of Ken Burns? When FRCC Digital Media Professor Brandon Berman approached me about writing a script for a project proposed by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter to record the history of female veterans for the Library of Congress, I […]

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