Despite the colony’s short lifespan, Dearfield was one of the most successful African-American communities in Colorado. “Dearfield was a farming success and a model for black farming communities around the country and was taken down, not by mismanagement or ignorance, but by the dust storms,” Junne said.
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This is a critical story in American history. Discrimination against blacks, of course, was rampant and heinous. But, the frontier allowed for fascinating freedoms and autonomy.