Tag: Black History Month

The book cover of “Black History in the Last Frontier” by Ian Hartman.

Hometown Alaska: Black history and education in Alaska

diversity in Alaska, and raise the standard for how we observe and celebrate black culture?

‘Black in Alaska’ profiles lives and successes of Black Alaskans

The team behind the project hopes to profile people from different communities, age groups and careers to increase understanding about the experiences of Black people in Alaska.

Alaska Black History: celebrating Blanche McSmith and Willard Bowman as early voices for justice

https://youtu.be/AZlmE9fhnfA There is a long history of Black people coming to Alaska for a wide range of opportunities, working hard and making a name for...

Exploring the past and future of life in Alaska for Black residents

A lot of that diversity starts with the first people of the state but many people from other ethnicities came to Alaska for military or government service, to work in the oil industry, fisheries or for adventure. Black Alaskans fill roles in all these areas plus more.