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Black American West Museum gets $100,000 donation just in time for Black History Month
DENVER -- The Black American West Museum opened in 1971 by a local barber named Paul Steward. For years, the museum has worked hard to stay open. Now, a donation will help preserve the museum for future visitors. It was opened, “to dispel the myth that there were no blacks that settled in the west," according to Daphne Rice-Allen, the chair of the museum's board.