Events

There are no scheduled events at this time.  
 

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1/22/21 - Happy 150th Birthday to Colorado’s first Black female physician!! (Virtual Event)

Location:  www.bawmhc.org (link will be provided) and Denver Community Media on  Comcast Channel 56, 57, 881 HD

Time:  12:00pm

January 22, 2021 marks Dr Justina Ford 's 150th birthday and on this day the Black American West Museum (BAWM) celebrates her contribution to the health of the state with a live streamed tribute.

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, sponsored by Denver Community Media, takes place at the oldest African American house of worship in the Rocky Mountain West, Zion Baptist Church, where Ford was once the ‘First Lady’.
 

In addition to the celebration, her date of birth is now officially known as ’Dr Justina Ford Day’,  following the issuance of a mayoral proclamation that recognizes her medical care to the Denver community.
 

 Many of Dr. Ford’s Black and Hispanic patients faced similar discrimination at city hospitals due to race and economic class. Dr. Ford often accepted services and food items in lieu of payment. When she did a house call to a home that was lacking in food or heat, she often sent a basket of groceries or coal following her visit.
 

She is best known for her obstetrics and pediatric work, and many patients knew her as the “Baby Doctor”. 
 

BAWM produces this historic event with the financial support of the Bank of Colorado, US Bank and Denver Medical Society. It is a unique opportunity to celebrate and reflect Dr. Ford’s life and her commitment to serving all patients in need of health care.

Media inquiries - Sylvia@lambepr.com / 720-276-3880

5/20/20 - Event Name

Location:  Address Here

Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm

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