A Story of Segregation, Blackwell School

Built in 1909, the Blackwell School served as a segregated school for the Hispanic population of Marfa, Texas, during the era of de facto segregation from 1889-1965. This site will help preserve and share stories from a time when the practice of “separate but equal” dominated education and social systems in the United States.

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Answers to frequently asked questions about the site.

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Learn about the Blackwell School

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.

Last updated: October 17, 2022

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Mailing Address:

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

Fort Davis, TX 79734

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