African Americans in New Mexico

Documents and Papers

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Here are some references in archival collections at CSWR related to African Americans in NM:

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Found on RMOA - New Mexico Poster Collection, MSS 341 OV, Oversize Folder 3, includes a poster - Women Who Made A Difference in New Mexico, New Mexico Department of Education, 1991, with images and bio clips of these three African American women - Myrtle Attaway Farquhar, Charlie Morrissey,  Alice Wren (aka Sister Dolly, and Lauretta Loftus. Reverse side has additional information on the history of women, including a timeline and crossword puzzle.