02/23/2012 11:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

BlackVoices History Quest, Black History In Your Backyard: The Southwest Edition

Today's edition of Black Voices Black History Quest is based in Southwest.

Don't believe what you've heard. The southwst isn't just sweeping landscapes and cacti. It also has a rich black history that can be mapped and explored with your family.

If you're looking for a road trip that will take you and yours through some of the most beautiful parts of America as well as give you a taste of the wild wild west, today's your day!

You can plan a trip with your family to these places with the helpful map, courtesy of MapQuest, below!

If we missed a place that you know and love, let us know in the comments, tweet it to us using the hashtag #BHMQuest or post it on our Facebook wall. We'll keep adding to this map and gallery as the month goes on.

Black Voices History Quest (Southwest)