Dr. Justina Ford ‘s 150th birthday and her contribution to the health of the state will be celebrated with a livestream tribute. This is an opportunity for everyone to come together to honor our great lady.
The two hour event showcases not only birthday greetings and interviews from her remaining patients and community organizations, but also a range of performances such as a reenactment of Dr Ford’s only known interview and the first ever public display of the handwritten letter to the Colorado Medical Society that documents her delivery of 7,000 babies in her 50 year career.
The broadcast takes place at the oldest African American house of worship in the Rocky Mountain West, Zion Baptist Church, where Ford was once ‘First Lady’.
Join online at Black American West Museum & Heritage Center or on TV at Denver Community Media Comcast Channel 56, 57, 881 HD.
Dr. Ford lived and worked in the Five Points neighborhood for decades, providing vital medical services across a diverse community. Max Sansing’s new mural at 2701 Welton St. that honors Dr. Ford was the site of a Feb. 21, 2020 dedication. See more info on Denverite