Anita Scott Coleman

Anita Scott Coleman (HM2AFJ)

Location: Silver City, NM 88061 Grant County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 46.186', W 108° 16.529'

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Author and Poet

—(1890-1960) —

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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."

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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 project.
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 755212 N 3629049
Decimal Degrees32.76976667, -108.27548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.186', W 108° 16.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 11.16" N, 108° 16' 31.74" W
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Area Code(s)505
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 E Broadway St, Silver City NM 88061, US
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