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Facing the Rising Sun: The Journey of African American Homesteaders in NM

07.01.22- Host Gene Grant explores the stories behind a mobile art exhibit, sharing the history of African American homesteaders who settled in New Mexico in the 19th Century. 

Host/Correspondent: Gene Grant

Rita Powdrell, director, African American Museum & Cultural Center of NM
Thomas Williams, documentarian
Marilyn Pettes Hill, third generation homesteader
Eric Yakley, technologist – Facing the Rising Sun

For More Information:

Exhibit Background – City of Albuquerque

Facing the Rising Sun – New Mexico Magazine