Stories of Segregation: An American History Lesson

Written by prejudice rather than law, the story of the Blackwell School is one of “separate but equal” education for Mexican and Mexican American citizens of Marfa, Texas. Built in 1909, the school serves as a significant example of how racism and cultural disparity dominated education and social systems in the United States during this period of de facto segregation from 1889-1965.

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Plan a visit to Blackwell School in Marfa, TX.

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Learn About the Blackwell School

Explore the history, structures, and stories of Blackwell School.

Last updated: June 28, 2024

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Blackwell School NHS
c/o Fort Davis NHS Superintendent
P.O. Box 1379

Fort Davis, TX 79734

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