Happy Birthday Dr. Justina Ford - Streaming Online
Feb 1, 2021 - Feb 28, 2021
Happy Birthday, Dr. Justina Ford, first screened during the livestream broadcast on January, 22, 2021, her 150th birthday anniversary. And owing to the overwhelming positive feedback it is now available to view during Black History Month online.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Justina Ford, the film, continues the year long tribute to recognize the first female African American licensed doctor in Colorado.
Produced and directed by Sylvia Lambe, the story features interviews with Denverites who saved her home from demolition in the early 80s with rare footage of the house being physically moved from Arapahoe Street to its current location on California Street, now home to the Black American West Museum.
Her personal tale of perseverance and compassion is told by Adrienne Martin-Fullwood, a local reenactor who conveys not only the emotional impact of the many obstacles Dr Ford faced in her career but also her joy in providing medical care to the underserved in her Five Points community.
The 50 min historical journey of her life includes heartwarming stories from her remaining patients, musical performances from artists such as Hazel Miller, and notable figures including Senator Michael Bennet, Denver Broncos and Nugget players share their birthday wishes.