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Speaker at Northern educates community on forgotten Montana African-American history


January 16, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Ken Robison looks up at his presentation while lecturing on African American history in Montana Tuesday, at Montana State University-Northern in Havre.

Editor’s note: This corrects Ken Robison’s background and his comments on the Montana Historical Society’s information on Montana African-Americans.

The lecture room in Cowan Hall had every seat filled Tuesday with students, faculty and community members who all came to hear about Montana's forgotten role during the Civil Rights movement.

Historian Ken Robison, who gave the presentation, said he was pleased.

"I was really impressed with the turnout. The room was full," he added. "You can tell stories about Martin Luther King Jr., but this hits closer to home."

Robison said he felt...

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