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Formerly enslaved Barney Ford became one of the richest men in 1870s Colorado.
This rags to riches story is based on the inspiring real-life of Barney Ford, who is enshrined in stained glass in the Colorado State Capitol. 
His entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity and friendly demeanor endured as a gold miner, barber, hotelier, and civil rights advocate. 
For more information, watch Julie Jackson's 2021 PBS documentary on Barney Ford.
Julie Speer Productions is currently developing this upcoming TV series.
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