b"PAUL CUFFEE . from page 13redress directly from President James Madison. On May 2, 1812, he became the first Black man to walk COLORADO SPRINGS through the front doors of the White House, where he met with Secretary of Treasury, Albert Gallatin and President Madison himself. Paul Cuffee ordered that his goods be returned, and they were.In1797,atthepriceof$3,500,hepurchased himself and his Indian wife, Alice Pequit, a farm on which he built a school for free black children. In 1811, he traveled to Sierra Leone, a British colony on the West Coast of Africa, where he founded the FriendlySocietyofSierraLeone,fortheemigra-tionoffreeBlacksfromAmerica.SierraLeone was already populated in part by former American slaves who had received their freedom by running away from their masters and joining the British as black soldiers in the Revolutionary War.FREE EVENT CALENDARAlzheimers ConferenceAPRIL29Monday-Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mountain Conference Dementia 7:30am - 4:30pm 1-800-272-3900Website:All.org/co/events/rocky-mountain-conference-on-dementiaCelebrationMAY 19, 23, 24, 26You are cordially invit-ed to the 31st Appreciation Celebration for Bishop Clyde R. Nichols and Leading Lady Marsha Wade Nichols, 5pm., Thurs 23rd & Fri24th7pm.Sun26th,11am.&5pm.All services held at Redeeming Love Fellowship Church 1201 West 41st. Ave. Denver, 80211 for more info call 720.328-193422 APRIL 2019 BOCNEWS.com"