Recent Events and Media Mentions of the West Ford Story

Part of the remarkable legacy of West Ford is the amazing "paper trail" that he left behind - one that is being perpetuated centuries after his passing. Mentions of West Ford in various forms of preserved media, from public records to private papers, to print and broadcast news, are a clear mark of distinction - and this tradition continues. The significance of the West Ford story has become even more apparent in the new millennium. The first book about the Ford family was released in 2001, the Legacy of West Ford website continues to expand, and ongoing media interest ensures that the story will be remembered. The following is a list of media coverage and events:

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    January 2003 - History: Right or Rewrite by John Hunneman for The Californian
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    April 2002 - Rocky Mountain Book Festival
    February 2002- The Birmingham Times, Birmingham, Alabama
    February 2002- Inaugural Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Mount Vernon

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    October, 2001 - Background presentation and book signing of I Cannot Tell a Lie in Denver, Colorado
    August 2001 - Public Television Channel 22 Peoria, Illinois, Captions
    July 31, 2001 - "West Ford Was in the House" article by Wendy Robinson for the Multiracial Activist.
    July 26, 2001 - Interview with Mike Dimick for WMBD television
    July 25, 2001 - "Invite Relatives to Washington Dinner" op/ed article by Pam Adams, Peoria Journal Star.
    July 24, 2001 - Interview on the Richard Kaffenberger Show for KZZZ in Bullhead City, Arizona.
    July 2, 2001 - Lakeview Library/Book signing of I Cannot Tell a Lie in Peoria, Illinois
    June 14, 2001 - Interview with Malik Russell for the Black World Today for Black World Radio.
    July 5, 2001 - "Author details claim of tie to Washington" article by Robert Jackson, Rocky Mountain News.
    May 6, 2000 - Family Tree Magazine top pick
    April 4, 2000 - Spotlight on West Ford at Afrigeneas website
    March 31, 2000 - KNUS 710 AM (Denver) (radio interview with Ford descendant Linda Allen Bryant
    March 27, 2000 - Fox 103.5 (Denver) Lewis and Floorwax (radio interview with Ford descendant Linda Allen Bryant)
    March 28, 2000 - Denver Rocky Mountain Newsarticle by Robert Jackson
    March 26, 2000 - Chicago Tribune article by Jeremy Manier
    February 29, 2000 - CBS Sunday Morning (national television broadcast)
    February 21, 2000 - Website Launched at
    February 21, 2000 - West Ford Genealogy Page Named Top Pick by AOL
    February 3, 2000 - Peoria Journal Star article by Pam Adams
    February 3, 2000 - Denver Rocky Mountain News article by Robert Jackson
    February 3, 2000 - Aurora Sentinel article by Robert Jackson

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We wish to express our gratitude to the reporters, webmasters, and everyone who has been involved, for your support and interest in the West Ford story. Thank you for helping us get this story out.

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