DENVER (KDVR) — As part of the continued reckoning with Denver’s history of violence towards the Chinese community in the Mile High City, Mayor Hancock and advocates are removing an “anti-Chinese historical marker” from a building in Lower Downtown Monday.
The plaque will be preserved at a museum through History Colorado. The plaque ceremony follows an official apology Hancock made to the Chinese community he made earlier this year for an anti-Chinese riot that happened in October of 1880.
According to the Smithsonian Magazine, several white men got into a skirmish with two Chinese men at the John Asmussen’s Saloon that night, which was located at along the 1600 block of Wazee Street, according to the Historical Marker Database. The fight was allegedly…
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