Memorializing Blackdom, New Mexico’s First All-Black Town

LAS CRUCES, NM — Freedom Colonies and all-Black towns were established throughout the United States following the Emancipation Proclamation. The first instance of an all-Black town in New Mexico, named Blackdom, was founded around 1903 and stood 20 miles outside the city of Roswell. By 1918, it had a town square, a post office, church, … Read more