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BONUS Episode: The Chinese Race Riots of 1880

March 24, 2020 Laura Porritt Season 3 Episode 7
Colored Red
BONUS Episode: The Chinese Race Riots of 1880
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Colored Red
BONUS Episode: The Chinese Race Riots of 1880
Mar 24, 2020 Season 3 Episode 7
Laura Porritt

In this special bonus episode I'll discuss a dark time in Denver's history that isn't well known. All across America in the last decades of the 19th Century, racial tensions flared due to labor disputes and immigration. Everyone wanted a piece of the booming Denver economy and this caused a clash that culminated in the Halloween Day Chinese Race Riots in Denver's Hop Alley in 1880. The riots resulted in one horrible murder of a laundry worker named Look Young and included many more rapes, beatings and possibly even unrecorded murders. 

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In this special bonus episode I'll discuss a dark time in Denver's history that isn't well known. All across America in the last decades of the 19th Century, racial tensions flared due to labor disputes and immigration. Everyone wanted a piece of the booming Denver economy and this caused a clash that culminated in the Halloween Day Chinese Race Riots in Denver's Hop Alley in 1880. The riots resulted in one horrible murder of a laundry worker named Look Young and included many more rapes, beatings and possibly even unrecorded murders.