The KKK ruled Denver a century ago. Here’s how the hate group’s legacy is still being felt in 2021.

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Meaning: multicolored, usually in blotches or patches

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Meaning: to ensconce, conceal, or stow

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June 17, 1921: The Colorado KKK announces its presence in Colorado via an open letter published in the the Denver Times newspaper.
Nov. 10, 1923: The KKK lights crosses on fire across Denver, including the steps of the Capitol, to commemorate Armistice Day.
Few acts of physical violence have been directly tied to the Denver KKK during this time,...

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