BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE, YEAR-ROUND

How To Explore Colorado's

Many would be shocked to learn how much Black History is rooted in Colorado. The Black Cowboys, modern-day Black art, and even cuisine are curated from the Black experience.

Here is a guide to exploring and celebrating Colorado’s Black culture and history.

Barney Ford was a slave who escaped & became the first Black business owner in the town of Breckenridge. His house is now a museum to remember his legacy.

Barney Ford House Museum

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BRECKENRIDGE

The museum tells the story of the Black cowboys and settlers in Colorado and is housed in the former home of the state’s first licensed Black female physician. 

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Black American West Museum

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During Jim Crow, the area became the epicenter for Black residents and Five Points became the focal point for jazz music, jazz musicians and music venues.

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Five Points Historic Cultural District

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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance studio honors the African Diaspora, unites people of all ages and races, and ultimately creates life through the movement of dance. 

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

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TeaLee’s tea house and bookstore provides a zen atmosphere filled with variations of loose teas, food, and specialty drinks.

TeaLee’s Tea House & Bookstore

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Melissa and Jason Vaz founded Colorado’s only chemical-free and curl-educating salon in 2011. Their mission is for every customer to leave loving their natural curls.

More than Curly Salon

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Comal mixes Mexican, Syrian, and Ethiopian food into one menu. The mission is to help immigrants and refugees learn about entrepreneurship and professional food services

Comal Heritage Food Incubator

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A former contestant on 'Top Chef,’ and winner of ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ now owns Four. The eatery is influenced by four main pillars: the hunter, gatherer, fisherman, and farmer. 

Four by Brother Luck

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The Richardson's opened up one of only two organic distilleries in Colorado, and it’s the state’s only female and Black-owned distillery. 

Rising Sun Distillery

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