Celebrate Black History Month at MPL

Celebrate Black History Month at MPL

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Buffalo Soldiers and Band Music with Susan Hintz

Feb 23

This program describes the people and activities of the 25th Infantry Band while it was stationed at Fort Missoula, including brief biographies of each of the 52 bandsmen.

 

Library Book Groups

Join the 3rd Wednesday Book Group for February’s selection, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan on February 20th or the Genealogy Book Group on March 2nd as they discuss The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning by Ben Raines.

 

Book Kits

Book Kits We Recommend: Celebrate Black Authors

 

Suggested Reading List for Black History in Montana and the West: 

Black Montana : settler colonialism and the erosion of the racial frontier, 1877-1930 by Anthony Wood

 

Race and the wild west : Sarah Bickford, the Montana Vigilantes, and the tourism of decline, 1870-1930 by Laura Arata

 

Deliverance : Mary Fields : first African American woman star route mail carrier in the United States : a Montana history by Miantae McConnell

 

Buffalo soldiers and band music : 25th infantry band at Fort Missoula 1888-1898 by Susan Hintz

 

Meet Joe Copper : masculinity and race on Montana’s World War II home front by Matthew Basso

 

Black Americans and the Civil Rights Movement in the West by Bruce Glasrud

 

The Black West : a documentary and pictorial history of the African American role in the westward expansion of the United States by William Katz

 

The African American West : a century of short stories by Bruce Glasrud

 

African American women of the Old West by Tricia Wagner

 

Iron riders : story of the 1890s Fort Missoula buffalo soldiers bicycle corps by George Sorensen

 

Black cowboys of the Old West : true, sensational, and little-known stories from history by Tricia Wagner

 

Lone women : a novel by Victor LaValle

 

A black woman’s west : the life of Rose B. Gordon by Michael Johnson

 

Born to be by Taylor Gordon

 

The life and adventures of James P. Beckwourth, mountaineer, scout, and pioneer, and chief of the Crow Nation of Indians

 

Montana’s African American Heritage Resources Project

 

Suggested Watch List

Use your library card to stream movies and documentaries with Kanopy and enjoy these Black History Month selections.

 

Date

Feb 01 - 29 2024
Ongoing...

Location

Missoula Public Library
455 E. Main, Missoula, Montana

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