There’s New Momentum To Restore A Historic Black Settlement in Northern Colorado

July 26, 2021
A brochure promoting Dearfield, Colorado, a community where African Americans homesteaded in the early 1900s.A brochure promoting Dearfield, Colorado, a community where African Americans homesteaded in the early 1900s.Courtesy of Charles Nuckolls
A brochure promoting Dearfield, Colorado, a community where African Americans homesteaded in the early 1900s.

State lawmakers and local officials in northern Colorado are ramping up efforts to restore what remains of a historic Black settlement called Dearfield. The little farming community once embodied the dreams of people who lived there. Director Charles Nuckolls explored the community’s history in the documentary “Remnants of a Dream.”