Dianne M. Archuleta
I am currently a Junior at Colorado State University - Pueblo. I am working towards a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in History with a minor in Chicano Studies and my ultimate goal is to attend law school. I am fascinated by history in general and I now realize the shortcomings of my own primary education which failed to educate me about my own culture. This has been an eye-opening experience to explore the Chicano Movement right here in my own home town. When I enrolled in this Colorado History I expected to learn more of the essential history of our state, which is important, but not in this course! Dr. Jonathan Rees has challenged his students with the task of creating our own digital interpretation of Colorado history and has given his students the opportunity to put forth a piece of our own work on a topic of our choosing for all to see across the world wide web. This collaborative effort with my peers has been frightening and yet very enlightening. In the end it will have been worth the effort and time. The biggest bonus of all is that this book will help provide a glimpse of what our little city of Pueblo can do when the community unites for a worthy cause, our under-served youth. It has been a pleasure working with my peers and with Beverly Allen of the Colorado Chicano Movement Archives, who pulled box after box of documents and information for us to use on this project. It is our hope that others will use this burgeoning book to expand what we have started and continue to develop this book into something spectacular!