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Clara Brown

Added by yongli on 08/20/2019 - 14:48, last changed on 09/28/2019 - 01:07
Clara Brown (c. 1803–85) was an ex-slave who became a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and humanitarian in Denver and Central City . She is said to be the first African American woman to have traveled West during the Colorado Gold Rush . While in Central City, she established Gilpin County ’s first...

Justina Ford

Added by yongli on 01/18/2017 - 15:12, last changed on 03/10/2019 - 01:07

Justina L. Ford

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Justina L. Ford (1871–1952) was a medical pioneer and Denver’s first licensed African American female doctor. Ford is best known for her obstetrics and pediatric work in Denver’s Five Points community. Patients knew Dr. Ford as “the Baby Doctor,” and it is estimated that she delivered over 7,000...

Oliver Toussaint Jackson

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 14:47, last changed on 12/10/2018 - 09:11
Oliver Toussaint “O. T.” Jackson (1862–1948) was an entrepreneur and prominent member of black communities in Denver and Boulder during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1910 he founded Dearfield , an-all black agricultural settlement some twenty-five miles southeast of Greeley...
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