Colorado Experience

Mr. Barney Ford

Season 8 Episode 5 | 56m 40s  | Video has closed captioning.

Born into slavery, Barney Ford escaped at 26 and endured racism, fires, and mining claim jumping to become one of only 46 African Americans in the Colorado Territory. Undeterred, he became one of the richest men in the state as a miner, barber, restaurateur, and hotel owner—a true entrepreneur—all while fighting endlessly for Black rights.

Aired: 02/21/21

Rating: NR

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Colorado Experience is a local public television program presented by RMPBS.