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Voices of Blackwell: Maggie Marquez

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Maggie Marquez (Diana Nguyen for Marfa Public Radio/West Texas Public Radio)

Our newest series is a partnership with the Blackwell School Alliance called  “Voices of Blackwell.” The segregated institution was open from the late nineteenth century and closed in 1965 with the integration of schools in town. The third story we hear is from Maggie Marquez who attended the school in the fifties. She recounts her experience of “Burying Mr. Spanish.” 

This interview was facilitated by Mia Warren and recorded in partnership with StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

Diana Nguyen is a reporter for Marfa Public Radio.