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Historically Speaking — Famous black Americans of the Old West

February 25, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

The Chisum Ranch with an inset of its owner, cattleman John Chisum. The love of his life was the beautiful mulatto slave girl, Jensie Chisum. The story goes that John and Jensie had two children together and that John, who never married, provided a beautiful home for the couple (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society [&hellip...

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Nina Simone The power of her message

February 25, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Editor’s note: This is the last story in a four-part series on African-American musicians who made significant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. A big thank you to contributing writers Michael Francis and Jim Shearer, along with Misty Choy, who...

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Denim & Diamonds to honor Wooton family

February 24, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell Livestock Auction in the early 1950s (Submitted Photos). By Christina Stock Roswell Daily Record The Historical Foundation for Southeast New Mexico, which is the financial steward to the Historical Society, invites the public to honor the Roswell...

Historically Speaking — The almost-forgotten story of Sgt. Brent Woods

February 18, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

African-American Medal of Honor recipient led Indian campaign in New Mexico By Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record This week, in continuation of honoring Black History Month and recognizing notable black citizens who trailblazed a part of both their...

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Nat ‘King’ Cole: Success in the face of adversity

February 18, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Editor’s note: This is the third story in a four-part series on African-American musicians who made significant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. By Michael Francis Special to the Daily Record February is one of my favorite months because it is...

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Artesia family featured in new ag exhibit

February 18, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The Mayberry family. Front row, Hannah Mayberry, Craig’s wife, with daughter Jacqueline. Back row, Craig Mayberry holding his daughter Elena; Sandra Mayberry; Bob Mayberry holding grandson Corbin, Jaqueline’s son; and son Jeff Mayberry. Below:...

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Baby Boomer Expo to aid disabled vets

February 18, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell Daily Record More than business is booming at the eighth annual Baby Boomer Business Expo & More event that takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, 912 N. Main St. There will be businesses and...

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Let the love bug take its bite

February 11, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Three of the main characters of “OVO ” (Photos courtesy of Cirque du Soleil). Cirque du Soleil to feature love story based on colorful, acrobatic insect characters Submitted RIO RANCHO — With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, last-minute shoppers...

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Louis Armstrong: Civil rights activist in entertainer’s clothing

February 11, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a four-part series on African-American musicians who made significant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.  By Jim Shearer Special to the Daily Record A consideration of Louis Armstrong’s pioneering role...

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Historically Speaking — George W. Malone: New Mexico’s first black attorney

February 11, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

The Blackdom school and church where George W. Malone taught (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). Submitted by Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting and recognizing...