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Students forced to bury 'Mr. Spanish' look to make Blackwell School a historic site

in El Paso Time, April 2022


Why Marfa Must Preserve the Blackwell School and its Difficult History of Segregation

in The Dallas Morning News, February 2022

Saving the school where kids were paddled for speaking Spanish

in Los Angeles Times, February 2022


Former students of a segregated Texas school recall the racism they faced and the good times they shared on WFAA La Vida, November 2021


Blackwell School Alliance makes strides toward federal recognition, launches fundraising campaign in Big Bend Sentinel, November 2021


Old “Mexican School” in Marfa to be Protected in San Antonio Express News, December 2020

Blackwell School Joins the National Register of Historic Places in the Big Bend Sentinel, December 2019


No Spanish allowed: Texas school museum revisits history of segregation on Public Radio International's The World, April 2019

Borderland Collective Collaborates With Blackwell School Alliance on Marfa Public Radio, May 2019.

Through New Exhibit, History Of Marfa’s Latino History Lives On on Marfa Public Radio, April 2019

Enterrando a Mr. Spanish on CNN Espanol, April 2019


Marfa’s Blackwell School Has a Painful Past. That’s Why the Town Wants to Save It by Sterry Butcher in Texas Monthly, January 2019

AP Explains: Why Latinos and Spanish remain political issue on Associated Press website, March 2018

Sterry Butcher learns about the Blackwell School in Texas Monthly, August 2007

A Politics of Tears: The Museum of Useless Efforts, Marfa, Texas by Mary Walling Blackburn, November 2008

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