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Silver City in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Anita Scott Coleman

Author and Poet

— (1890-1960) —

 
 
Anita Scott Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
1. Anita Scott Coleman Marker
Inscription.  This is a two-sided marker
Front Side:

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.”

Back Side:
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative

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
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Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2005.
 
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 walking distance of this marker. 1870's Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); An Oasis in the Desert (within shouting distance of this marker); Destroyed by Floods (within shouting distance of this marker); Protecting our Watershed (within shouting distance of this marker); O.B. McClintock Bank Clock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Changing Values (about 400 feet away); Municipal Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Silver City Centennial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver City.
 
<i>Back of</i> Anita Scott Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
2. Back of Anita Scott Coleman Marker
Anita Scott Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
3. Anita Scott Coleman Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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