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El noticiero semanal: La escuela Blackwell será un Sitio Histórico Nacional, y una nueva oficina de derechos humanos abre en Presidio

El noticiero semanal de Marfa Public Radio es un resumen de historias locales y estatales de la semana.

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El Congreso aprueba un proyecto de ley que convierte a la Escuela Blackwell de Marfa en un sitio histórico nacional

La medida bipartidista llega tras años de trabajo de los exalumnos de Blackwell para preservar la historia de la escuela. El nuevo sitio histórico se dedicará en parte a explorar la historia más amplia de la segregación escolar de los … Continue reading

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Congress approves bill making Marfa’s Blackwell School a national historic site

The bipartisan measure comes after years of work by Blackwell alumni to preserve the school’s history. The new historic site will be partly dedicated to exploring the broader history of school segregation of Mexican-Americans across the southwest. | Lea esta nota … Continue reading

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With Marfa’s Blackwell School poised to become a national historic site, a look at what segregated education was like in West Texas

A new book called “Educating the Enemy” compares the treatment of Mexican American students in El Paso to that of the children of Nazis brought there after World War II. As Congress considers a bill to officially recognize Blackwell, Marfa … Continue reading

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Effort to Create Blackwell School National Historic Site Revived in Congress

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate are seeking to turn the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas into a national historic site that would explore the area’s history of segregation.

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Marfa’s Blackwell School On Path To Becoming National Historic Site

By Carlos Morales The adobe walls of Marfa’s Blackwell School once provided the only classrooms for young Mexican-American students in this pocket of rural West Texas. Now, the century-old building could become a national landmark, preserving students’ legacies and teaching … Continue reading

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Interview: Borderland Collective Collaborates With Blackwell School Alliance; Emily Esfahani Smith On Living a Meaningful Life

Elise Pepple talks to Borderland Collective’s Jason Reed and Mark Menjivar. The organization is a long-term art and education project that utilizes collaborations between artists, educators, youth, and community members to engage complex issues and build space for diverse perspectives, … Continue reading

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Blackwell School Mural Tells Lesser-Known Stories of Marfa

By Carlos Morales and Sally Beauvais As you drive west on Highway 90 into Marfa, you’ll spot a new landmark from the road: a community mural, painted in vivid colors on a wall of the Casner building adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Interview: Ballroom Marfa’s Stone Circle and Blackwell School Alliance’s Marfa Storybook Mural

  On this episode, Diana Nguyen speaks to two artists with work debuting this weekend in Marfa. First, internationally acclaimed artist Haroon Mirza joins us to talk about stone circle, his newest work with Ballroom Marfa. “The work features black marble boulders … Continue reading

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Interview: Voices of Blackwell Series

The “Voices of Blackwell” series was produced in 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. Although Hispanics were not legally … Continue reading

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