The #BlackdomRenaissance: Celebrating The Centennial of Blackdom Oil Company, Established On December 31, 1919. Dr. Nelson’s History Of New Negroes In The Afro-Frontier®️ Of The Southeastern New Mexico Territory. #Blackdom2020
Delve into the history of Blackdom Oil and Madam #Mittiemoore Wilson. There will be a 30-minute presentation followed by Q&A and audience engagement.
The Roaring 20’s in the Afro-Frontier®️ was like nothing you have heard of in the “Wild West.” And then, there was the Best Whorehouse in “Little Texas” owned by Mittie Moore Wilson, Madame who was also a gunslinger, bootlegger, as well as a Wildcat, and one of the largest landowners of Blackdom.
Dr. Timothy E. Nelson the Historian will briefly share his discovery of Blackdom Oil Co, “the lost decade” and how Blackdomites’ participation in the roaring twenties during the New Negro Movement is significant. It demonstrates how Black peoples’ histories can be disentangled from the infusion of White supremacy as the dominant narrating factor.
Leaning heavily on an interdisciplinary approach (Borderland Studies, African Diaspora, U.S. History, and Blacks in the West), Afro-Frontierism® functions as a model to focus Black histories on Black peoples from their own perspective at the turn of the twentieth century.
Sun, February 9, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MST
Center For Progress and Justice
1420 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505