a Dr. Gregory Diggs Memorial Project



  • Robert A. Goldberg, Hooded Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Colorado. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981. (pp. 40-63 overview of the KKK Era).  
  • Phil Goodstein, In the Shadow of the Klan: When the Ku Klux Klan Ruled Denver, 1920-1926, Denver: 2006. Available at Capitol Hill Books
  • Robert A. Goldberg, “Denver: Queen City of the Colorado Realm,” Chapter 2, The Invisible Empire in the West, Shawn Lay, Ed. University of Illinois Press. 
  • Kathleen Blee, Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s (1991).



  • Boldfaced Lies, by Charlene Porter. Translated into Spanish and has a study guide. Available: charlene@charleneporter.com
  • Denver by John Dunning, (1980) Set in the West Colfax Jewish community.


Research Papers, Videos and Podcasts: (available online)  


Speakers and Facilitators:

  • Charlene Porter, author, charlene@charleneporter.com
  • Terry Nelson, Blair Caldwell African American Research Library
  • James Walsh, CU Denver—Irish and Catholic resistance to the Klan
  • Nicoli Bowley, Center of the American West—Hispanic communities & KKK
  • Jeanne Abrams, Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society
  • Michael Adam Lee—Jewish resistance-available via Skype
  • Bill de la Cruz, Denver Public Schools, facilitator on race and equity issues
  • Nita Mosby Tyler, The Equity Project, facilitator on race and equity issues
  • Paul Karolyi, podcaster, “Changing Denver”