Before it became the bustling hub of higher education in central Denver, the Auraria campus was a neighborhood of modest houses and small businesses. It all abruptly vanished in the early 1970s, after a bitter political and legal battle that uprooted hundred of residents -- and left behind a trail of broken promises made to the displaced, mostly Hispanic community. That legacy was the subject of last year's feature "The Ghosts of Auraria," and now a long overdue discussion -- what's being billed as the first public forum on "displaced Aurarians" in forty years -- will take place on the campus tomorrow.
Scene from a vanished neighborhood.
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