Tag: new mexico history

Governor Lew Wallace

Lewis “Lew” Wallace served as Territorial Governor from 1878 to 1881.  After a long career in the United States Army, he had been appointed as Governor in the fall of 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes.  Wallace had previously earned a reputation as being an effective leader in both civil and military situations.  He succeeded […]

An Act to Provide for the Protection of Property in Slaves in this Territory (1859)

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico: SECTION 1.  That every person who shall be convicted of the unlawful killing of a slave or other offence upon the person of a slave within this Territory, whether as principal or accessory, shall suffer the same pains and penalties as if […]

George W. Malone: New Mexico’s first African American attorney

The following was authored by Janice Dunnahoo at the Roswell Daily Record Special to the Roswell Daily Record In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting and recognizing notable African-American citizens who trailblazed a part of both their own history and our history here in the Southwest, as well as southeastern New Mexico. Today, […]