African Americans in New Mexico

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There are a number of websites with useful information on African Americans in Albuquerque and NM. Others provide a view of Blacks in the broader history of the U.S.


Here are examples:

Professor Randy Stakeman, of Albuquerque, has prepared an online study of African American history in Albuquerque, from colonial times to the Great Depression.

History of Blacks in Albuquerque and NM, prepared by the City of Albuquerque, offers a broad study of the role and contributions of African Americans in the local region, Black Heritage in NM, NM in the civil rights era, a history of town of Blackdom, the Civil War, Buffalo soldiers, African American arts and culture, etc.

African American Experience: The American Mosaic - from ABC - CLIO, has documents, images and more - excellent material on the larger history of Blacks in the U.S., from colonial to present issues. A search for "New Mexico" brings up a Timeline for NM African American History and also one for Arizona African American History, plus studies on Estevan, the explorer, sectionalism and slavery expansion into the American West, NM views of slavery, Buffalo soldiers, Ralph J. Bunche, Henry O. Flipper, recent population figures and more.

Black Studies Center - from ProQuest, gives a good view of African Americans throughout the history of the U.S. Use search term "New Mexico" and it provides various essays, readings, timelines and articles on the activities of African Americans in the state.