Silver City in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Anita Scott Coleman
Author and Poet
— (1890-1960) —
Anita Scott Coleman’s mother was a slave and her father a Buffalo Soldier. Raised on a ranch near Silver City, her award-winning essays, stories, and poems emphasized racial pride and black women’s issues during the Harlem Renaissance, the “New Negro Movement” of the 1920s. Her essay "Arizona and New Mexico–The Land of Esperanza" speaks of opportunity in a land of hope: “For here prevails for every man be he white or black a hardier philosophy—and a bigger and better chance, that is not encountered elsewhere in these United States.”
The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 32° 46.186′ N, 108° 16.529′ W. Marker is in Silver City, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway and North Hudson Street, on the right when traveling west on East Broadway. Marker is on the northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver City NM 88061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1870's Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); O.B. McClintock Bank Clock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Municipal Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Silver City Centennial (approx. 0.3 miles away); GFWC Silver City Women's Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); Silver City (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Silver City Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Pinos Altos (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver City.
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