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Voices of Blackwell: Jessi Silva

Our latest series, “Voices of Blackwell,” is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance. The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with the integration of schools in town. The final story we hear comes from Jessi Silva. … Continue reading

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Voices of Blackwell: Dawn Shannon

The “Voices of Blackwell” series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance.  The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with the integration of schools in town. The fourth story we hear is not … Continue reading

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Voices of Blackwell: Maggie Marquez

Our newest series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance called  “Voices of Blackwell.” The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with the integration of schools in town. The third story we … Continue reading

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Voices of Blackwell: Lionel Salgado

Our latest series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance called  “Voices of Blackwell.” The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with the integration of schools in Marfa. The second story we … Continue reading

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Voices of Blackwell: Mario Rivera

The “Voices of Blackwell” series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance, whose mission is to preserve the history of Hispanic education in Marfa. The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with … Continue reading

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Interview: Visitors from UTSA are Conducting a Historic Structure Report on the Blackwell School

Gretel Enck, President of the Blackwell School Alliance discusses the organization’s mission and the building’s Historic Structure Report. The research for the report is currently being conducted by Bill Dupont, the director of the Center for Cultural Sustainability at UTSA, … Continue reading

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UTEP Helps Revamp Efforts to Collect Blackwell School History

Over the last 10 years, there have been two big pushes to collect the oral histories of former Blackwell School students. Both efforts eventually stalled due to lack of resources, but a third big push is underway, this time with … Continue reading

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Interview: Collecting Oral Histories of Marfa’s Blackwell School

The historic Blackwell School served as the segregated Hispanic school for children in Marfa from its formation in the late 1800’s until the town’s schools were integrated in 1965. The school’s history was a focus of the 2015 documentary Children of Giant … Continue reading

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Interview: Blackwell Park Improvement Project

Tom Michael speaks with Jack Sanders of Camp Design Build Adventure and community organizers Ann Marie Nafziger and Peter Stanley (designer of the original park scheme) about the collaborative effort to improve the only public playground on Marfa’s South side, … Continue reading

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Interview: New Yorker Lisa Bateman Investigates the Blackwell School in Marfa

Lisa Bateman is a professor of art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She teaches installation art in the School of Art & Design. She recently visited Marfa, Texas. To tour the Chinati Foundation? No. The Judd Foundation? No. She came … Continue reading

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