“The two-hour event showcases not only birthday greetings and interviews from her remaining patients and community members, but also a range of performances such as a reenactment of Dr. Ford’s only known interview and the first ever public display of the handwritten letter to the Colorado Medical Society that documents her delivery of 7,000 babies in her 50-year career.
The broadcast, sponsored by Denver Community Media, takes place at the oldest African American house of worship in the Rocky Mountain West, Zion Baptist Church, where Ford was once the ‘First Lady’.
Following the recent issuance of a state proclamation that recognizes her medical care to Colorado, her date of birth will now be forevermore be known as ’Dr. Justina Ford Day’, “
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Lambe, Sylvia. Your Hub January 2021.