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Blackdom, N.M.: Newspaper & Magazine Articles

Research resources for Blackdom, New Mexico

There are many newspaper articles on Blackdom, New Mexico in both national and New Mexico newspapers. Here is a small selection of what can be found. At the New Mexico State Library, we have thousands of rolls of newspapers on microfilm; many of them are available for interlibrary loan. Contact your local library for information and to start the process.

Roswell Daily Record August 16, 1909


Santa Fe New Mexican September 9, 1903 p.10


Las Vegas Optic, Sept. 23, 1914


Roswell Daily Record August 2, 1926


Santa Fe New Mexican October 1, 1903 p.1


The Twin City Star Feb. 8, 1913 p. 2


Albuquerque Morning Journal, June 8, 1922


The Cuervo Clipper, January 11, 1912


The Savannah Morning News, September 10, 1903


Santa Fe new Mexican, June 24, 1913, Page 8


The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races


El Paso Herald, December 26, 1911, Page 9


Santa Fe New Mexican, October 13, 1910


Modern Newspaper & Magazine Articles

Blackdom in the Borderlands: Significance of the Afro-Frontier (1903-1929) by Dr. Timothy Nelson, El Palacio, Spring 2021 (available digitally and in print).


Memorial to Be Built for Little Known Black Community. Clovis News Journal, January 17, 2010.


Blackdom Settlement a Tribute to Two Men’s Courage, Hope. Artesia Daily Press, .


Long Before King, Black Settlers in New Mexico Had a Dream, Santa Fe New Mexican, January 19, 2020.


Blackdom’s Legacy by Rev. Landjur Abukusumo in Roswell: 100 Years of History, 2012, p.35-36 (magazine available digitally)


Blackdom by Daniel Gibson. New Mexico Magazine, February 1986, 64, p. 46-51 (available at the New Mexico State Library)


A Dream for True Independence; State’s First African-American Community Thrives, But Not for Long, Roswell Daily Record, March 11, 2018.


Recalling Blackdom, New Mexico and Other Tales of the Past by Tim McGivern, Weekly Alibi. Vol. 11. No. 9. 2002.


Roswell Daily Record Aug. 24, 2000



Roswell Daily Record Oct. 27, 2002