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 notable African-American citizens who trailblazed a part of both their own history and our history...

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Black scholar studied, and faced, racism in 1940s

February 11, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

By David Varel  Special to the Daily Record When black historian Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week in 1926 (expanded to Black History Month in 1976), the prevailing sentiment was that black people had no history. They were little more than the...


Mavis Staples: A long, hard journey from ‘knock-kneed girl’ to Kennedy Center Honoree

February 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a four-part series on African-American musicians who made significant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. “I was a skinny little knock-kneed girl with a big voice that comes from my mother’s side,”...


Historically Speaking — ‘The best darn vacation I ever had’ (Part 2)

February 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

A group of locals all gussied up for the holiday in Elkins on July 4, 1915. Elkins is now a ghost town along U.S. 70 about halfway between Roswell and Elida (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). Editor’s note: Following is a...


New PBS documentary to feature prolific life of Dr. Maya Angelou

February 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

AP PRNewswire — Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical...

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Local musician Matthew Palmer catching attention

February 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

In a time when most young people are playing internet games, 19-year-old Matthew Palmer is working on his art as a singer and guitarist. Born and raised in Roswell, Palmer started playing guitar six years ago. “All my family members have played,” Palmer...


More than just a singer, Tony Bennett is a national treasure

January 29, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

There is only one person on this planet who can say he recorded a Grammy Award-winning album with pop icon Lady Gaga, had No. 1 hits of his own, appeared on “The Muppets Show,” marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and helped liberate a Nazi death camp...


Not a secret anymore

January 29, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

The painting, “Saskia,” by Albuquerque artist Jodie Herrera, was chosen for the album cover of Secret Circus’ new album,“The Beginning is Near” (Submitted Photos). Secret Circus’ third album release, ‘The Beginning is Near,’ takes place...


Senior Olympics sign up to begin Feb. 1

January 27, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell Daily Record  The Chaves County Senior Olympics local games registration begins Wednesday and ends March 18 at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. There used to be a vast list of regulations to participate in the Senior...


Historically Speaking — ‘The best darn vacation I ever had’

January 27, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Illustrations courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Editor’s note: Following is a story, shared with permission, from the May/June 1972 edition of “True West” magazine. It’s about a Kansan coming to Roswell and Pecos Valley on...