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Boulder NAACP asking for reparations for land theft in the 1800s

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(The Center Square) – The local chapter of NAACP in Boulder is looking to the city for reparations for land theft that took place in the 1800s against African Americans.

Boulder City Council has been asked to consider an ordinance that would make certain areas of 1777 Broadway to 14th Street, as well as between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue, a part of the city’s historic district to be known as the “Civic Area Historic District” at a March 21 city council meeting.

The local chapter of the NAACP submitted documents for the meeting asking the city to consider reparations for the African American descendants involved while also supporting the city’s decision.

“In addition to advocating for the African American Cultural Center, we also request an investigation into the historical injustices suffered by the African American community in Boulder County, particularly the displacement and land theft that took place in the late 1800s. We call for the formation of a committee to consider reparations for these past actions, make recommendations to the City Council, and ensure that justice is served,” the document stated.

The local chapter of the NAACP is also asking the city to consider allocating funds to establish an African American Cultural Center.

Sarah Huntley, the city’s director of communications and engagement, said that due to council meeting and the quasi-judicial vote, they are not able to immediately respond to requests until Friday.

The Boulder NAACP didn’t respond to emails or a phone message seeking comment.

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