Colorado’s New State Historian Is On A Mission Of Inclusivity
The new state historian wants kids to know their families' stories. That way they can understand what forces shaped the present and embrace differences. Nicki Gonzales begins her one-year term as historian on Sunday, August 1, which is "Colorado Day," the day Colorado became a state in 1876. Gonzales is a Professor of History and Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Regis University. She's also a member of History Colorado's State Historian's Council. And is now, the first Latina to be named Colorado's State Historian.