The museum is located in a two-story house that was the home of Dr. Justina Ford, the first female African American OB/gynecologist and pediatrician licensed in Colorado. When Dr. Ford moved to Denver in 1902 and was denied hospital privileges, she opened a medical clinic in her home. This compassionate woman accepted patients of all races and ethnicities, delivering over 7000 babies during her long career. Her life story sets the tone for the museum with its many displays, photographs and artifacts that show successes and contributions of African American entrepreneurs, educators, cowpokes and entertainers in the US West. Historical preservationist Dr. Anthony Young took our group of eight on an informative and entertaining tour of the museum. You can learn important history here and come away with plenty to think about. Photography is not permitted inside the museum.
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