This limited mini-series will explore contemporary social justice issues with a lighthearted touch. "Downton Abbey" and "Bridgerton" meet Colorado in this beautiful, cinematic tale.

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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. 

 

Fires. Robbery. Prejudice - Barney faced continual hardships and struggles - and yet he triumphed. 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.

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