AfriGeneas Western Frontier Forum
Re: Reno, Nevada
In Response To: Re: Reno, Nevada ()
There is so much of Black history in the West that has yet to be discovered/uncovered/told. As always, I caution against hasty generalizations-even in the CNN article which states in a comment from the state historical officer
Case in point. In New England, there was a very popular tavern and coach house that was owned by a free Black. The travelers who stopped there were overwhelmingly white-very few Blacks or Natives would have had the money to stay there, or would have felt comfortable there. On one other point-Katz has written several popular volumes about Blacks in the West. Please be careful in reading them, the scholarship and research is often very much less than solid.