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Black American West Museum: A Hidden Treasure

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CBS4's Critic at Large Greg Moody outside the Black American West Museum in Denver (credit: CBS)

CBS4′s Critic at Large Greg Moody outside the Black American West Museum in Denver (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – The Black American West Museum, 3901 California Street, gives us all the chance to explore a part of Colorado history many don’t know about.

It’s a collection of artifacts set in the home of Dr. Justina Ford, the first African-American doctor in Colorado. Over a 50-year career, she delivered 7,000 babies.

The real focus of the museum is the celebration of the American cowboy. The museum also features an exhibit on the Buffalo Soldiers, African-American involvement with the U.S. military and a section honoring the Tuskegee airmen.

The museum includes contributions in medicine, the arts, broadcasting, education and civil rights, just to name a few.

- Greg Moody is CBS4′s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.

- Also, don’t miss Moody’s entertaining bio, his Top Spots in Denver lists, and his frequently updated Moody’s Picks page.

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