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Artifacts a testimony to black history

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The Society of Global Health Researchers in Action is hosting a display of artifacts from Dearfield, a ghost town that is a unique testimony to Colorado's black history.

One of the buildings that remains in the Dearfield black majority settlement, 30 miles east of Greeley in Weld County, Colorado.Friday, February 1
3 p.m.
Johnson Hall

The Society of Global Health Researchers in Action present a special, Black History Month kick-off event.

This event occurs after the main kick-off event which is scheduled for Friday, February 1, from noon-1 p.m. in the Lory Student Center (featuring song, dance, the Mayor's proclamation, and refreshments).   

At this special, SOGHR kick off, you'll get a chance to view distinguished artifacts from the historic Dearfield black settlement located east of Greeley, Colorado.

The Dearfield black settlement

In 1910 businessman O.T. Jackson created the settlement with the hope of creating a colony for African Americans. By 1921, 700 people lived in Dearfield and the town's net worth was appraised at $1,075,000.

Sadly, the settlement and its agricultural industry were unable to survive the hardships of the Great Depression. By 1940, the town's population had decreased to 12.

The ghost town of Dearfield and its remaining artifacts prove to be a unique testimony to Colorado’s black history.

Everyone is welcome -- for more information please contact elizabeth@globalhealthresearchsociety.org. We hope to see you there!


Contact: Elizabeth Hiett
E-mail: elizabeth@globalhealthresearchsociety.org
Phone: 303-522-1537