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How will 2020 go down in history? In the Hindsight 20/20 project from The Colorado Magazine, twenty of today's most insightful historians and thought leaders share their visions of how 2020 will go down in history.
In 2020, a generation of young people experiencing isolation and loneliness in the midst of a pandemic seized on a new platform called TikTok. This new generation of media creators transformed trauma into creativity and, ultimately, connection.
What happened in 2020 was not unprecedented. Rather, it was a stark reminder that racism and classism had for too long gone unresolved. It was a time for action. The youth of 2020 went on to become the chroniclers of their era—and the leaders of the effort to redress the inequities the pandemic had exposed.
Though Americans in 2020 felt the weight every day of a global pandemic, in the end they endured. What was harder to appreciate at the time was the pandemic's long-lasting impact on American politics—and democracy itself.
In February 1903, a small group of freedpeople and children of freedpeople, led by Frank Loper, formed the People’s Methodist Episcopal Church to serve the needs of the growing African American community in northern Colorado Springs. A stately Queen Anne–style church was completed in 1904 and for sixty-one years, the People’s Methodist Episcopal Church served as a focal point for social justice work while playing a central role in the social and religious lives of its congregants.
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Diet experts and Marxists warn against imbuing things and food with abstract emotions and values. Yet, the alchemy of pie makes it hard to deny that these homespun pastries embody love, family, and human connection.
Hanukkah celebrates resiliency—something we’ve all been tapping into this year. It also means latkes. Love ’em, hate ’em, agree or disagree about what goes on ’em, the ritual and aroma and taste of these potato pancakes are part of what makes Hanukkah what it is. Emily Hope Dobkin, the founder of Betterish, shares a whole latke love.