The New Mexico State Library has gathered some of the many research resources available on the history of New Mexico's first African American community, Blackdom, New Mexico. We will continue to add new resources, so check back. If you have questions regarding these resources or the history of Blackdom, New Mexico please contact us at Ask A Librarian.
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#MappingFreedom is a thesis project by Darold Cuba.
"My thesis is #MappingFreedom - digitally documenting and interactively mapping all of the freedom colonies along the Western colonial pathways, as an effort for preservation, conservation, restoration and edu-tourism. Freedom colonies are the communities of people who immediately resisted Western colonialism, creating their own “safe spaces” to protect themselves from terrorism such as the resulting indigenous genocide, The Atlantic Slave Trade, plantation slavery, Black Codes, Jim Crow and other racialized human rights abuses. These places exist throughout the planet to this day, but because of our history, are endangered, and at risk of being lost due to migration, and other factors such as the failure of urban planning and gentrification to see the value in these sites." Read more about his project HERE