Join History Colorado on Wednesday, March 15 at 1 pm for their latest Rosenberry Lecture Series talk, The Once and Future Hope of Dearfield: Colorado’s African American Colony in the Early 20th Century. This talk examines the past, present, and future of Dearfield and its historical relationship with other Black homesteader communities from 1877 through the early 20th Century.
Black homesteaders were able to realize their dream of owning land and building their own community when Boulder businessman O.T. Jackson founded the African American farm colony of Dearfield in 1910. The colony grew and thrived through World War I, but hard times for farming in the late 1920s caused it to fade away. Dearfield’s story is now emerging from the shadows of history through the decade-long Dearfield Dream Project, an integrated research and historic site preservation initiative.
This event is offered both in-person and online – click here to learn more.