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Blackdom, N.M.: Media

Research resources for Blackdom, New Mexico


Dr. Timothy E. Nelson, A virtual presentation on the history of the only incorporated all-black town in New Mexico: Blackdom, NM. Santa Fe Public Library, Feb. 7, 2022 (available on YouTube)


Dr. Timothy E. Nelson Uncovers New Mexico's Blackdom, NMPBS ¡COLORES! (available on YouTube)


Blackdom, Centennial Journeys Radio Spots (available through UNM's Digital Repository)

Two former slaves from Georgia found an African-American community in southern New Mexico.


Blackdom (videorecording). KNME-TV, 2003. (available at the New Mexico State Library SW 305.8960730789 B6285 DVD 2003)

"The little-known story of Black pioneers Frank and Ella Boyer and their dream to create a community of Black people on prairie of southeastern New Mexico. With a population of 300, Blackdom, which existed from 1908 to the mid 1920s, was where "There was no one to help us and no one to hinder"--KNME-TV web site.


COLORES Blackdom, New Mexico PBS (available to view on YouTube)


Blackdom: The First All-Black Settlement in New Mexico – A Story Map. University of New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System. March 9, 2015.