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African American History Research by MHS Featured in Program

Friday, February 3, 2017/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags:

                Contact: Tom Cook 406-444-1645  Release: Receipt

MHS’S NEW RESEARCH ON BLACK HISTORY IN MONTANA

                In celebration of Black History Month,  the Montana Historical Society will present new research and on-line availability of extensive information on the history of African Americans in the Treasure State.

                On Thursday (Feb. 16) at 6:30 p.m. MHS Community Preservation Coordinator Kate Hampton will present a free public program “Montana’s African American Heritage Resources.”

                “It is so important to recognize that multitudes of people of varied ethnicities and backgrounds came to Montana and each, in their own way, contributed to our collective culture and history,” Hampton said. Their stories are interwoven with our own.”

                Hampton will unveil MHS’s new African American Heritage website and talk about the stories that have been collected and the things she has learned developing the web site with the help of the entire MHS staff and collections.

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