CHANGE THE NAME "STAPLETON"!
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The Denver neighborhood currently called "Stapleton" was named after card-carrying Ku Klux Klan member #1,128, Benjamin Stapleton. He was the KKK candidate elected for mayor of Denver in 1923 and served for twenty years. During his terms, Stapleton made numerous Klan appointments, including two Klansmen as Managers of Safety and a Klansman Chief of Police. The neighborhood's name is a shameless tribute to oppression and hatred.
We call on the Denver City Council: Change the Name "Stapleton"!
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