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The Blackwell School Alliance

Uplifting Undertold Stories, Completing American History

The Blackwell School Alliance is a non-profit organization based in Marfa, Texas working to defend and amplify the experiences of the Mexican-American public school experience during the era of de facto segregation.

The Blackwell School is the former de facto segregated school for Mexican-American school children in Marfa that operated from 1909 until 1966, and is currently operated as a museum.

On October 17, 2022, the Blackwell School was designated a
National Historic Site as a unit of the National Park Service.

Visiting Blackwell

Our Address:

501 S Abbot St

Marfa, TX 79843

Museum Hours:

Sat - Sun: 12pm - 4pm
Monday: 9am - 12pm

Private tours available upon request, subject to availability.

Our Partners

National Parks Conservation Association logo
National Park Foundation logo
University of Texas at El Paso logo
University of Texas at San Antonio Logo
Visit Marfa logo
Blackwell playground c. early 1950s.jpg

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