Emily Griffith Technical College Turns 95

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One of the few women enshrined in stained glass at the Colorado Capitol is Emily Griffith. An inscription below her picture identifies her as the founder of the nearby “opportunity school.” This year, that school-- now called the Emily Griffith Technical College-- is marking 95 years. It trains people in everything from computer skills to hatmaking.

Griffith was hailed by a national publication as a "schoolmarm saint" but after her retirement she died a violent and mysterious death. Ryan Warner speaks first with the Emily Griffith school's current director, Jeff Barratt, and then with historian Debra Faulkner, who wrote about Griffith's death in a biography called "Touching Tomorrow."

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