Clara Brown is a historic figure with an incredible story who is relatively unknown outside of the state of Colorado. After growing up and living under slavery, she was freed in 1859 when her owner, George Brown, died in Kentucky. After coming to Colorado, which was not even a state yet, she amassed a savings of $10,000 through her own business as well as investments in real estate and mining.
Clara lived a frugal life and used her money to help others, donate to churches and search for her daughter, Eliza Jane.
This documentary will share details of her story and this blog will take you through the steps, week by week, to give readers a behind the scenes view.