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Barney Ford

Added by Nick Johnson on 12/10/2015 - 14:54, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39

Barney Ford

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Born into slavery in 1822, Barney Ford escaped to freedom and moved to Colorado in 1860. He soon became a successful businessman and an influential civic leader who pushed for Colorado statehood with suffrage for all. Ford died in Denver in 1902 and has been recognized for his contributions to the...

Barney Ford's People's Restaurant

Added by Nick Johnson on 12/10/2015 - 14:58, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39
In 1863 the black pioneer Barney L. Ford built the People’s Restaurant at 1514 Blake Street in Denver . The success of the restaurant helped make Ford into one of the the state’s most influential black business and civic leaders. Although the building has undergone extensive alterations since Ford’...
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