Chief Creative Officer and Director of Interpretation and Research
Jason L. Hanson is the chief creative officer and director of interpretation and research at History Colorado. Some of his previous articles for The Colorado Magazine include “Colorado Is My Classroom: What Earlier Pandemics Can Teach Us About School” (2020), “The First Draft: Colorado History Over a Few Beers” (2019), “Women’s Work in Utopia: How the Women of the Colorado Cooperative Company Sought Utopia by Doing What They’d Always Done” (2016), “Brewers Want the Best: Growing a Brewing Industry in the Centennial State” (2015). He is also the author of Game Changers: 100 Years of Negro League Baseball (History Colorado, 2020) and coauthor of A Ditch in Time: The City, The West, and Water with Patty Limerick (Fulcrum Publishing, 2012).
Oh what a year it was. From ongoing racial reckonings to remarkable women and from Indigenous voices to recreational pursuits, The Colorado Magazine explored how we got to now in ways that helped us gain perspective on another extraordinary year.
Black baseball players shaped the game and American society beyond the ballfield. It’s a story that runs, surprisingly, straight through Denver and an event that called itself “The Little World Series of the West.”