MHS releases free digital magazine on African Americans


Last updated 8/13/2020 at 11:26am

Sarah Gammon Bickford

Press release

Montana The Magazine of Western History's first digital issue - African Americans in Montana and the West - is now available online for free.

It can be viewed at .

This special digital issue focuses on African American history in Montana and the diversity of Black experiences in the West. We draw attention to this history with a selection of articles from the past 25 years of Montana The Magazine of Western History; excerpts from two MHS Press books; an update on the State Historic Preservation Office's African American Heritage Resources project and a new essay from Herbert Ruffin II on the state of the field.

"I want to offer a huge thanks to everyone who contributed to this important project: historic in its content and historic in terms of the magazine's publication history," Editor Diana Di Stefano said. "This digital collection will help educate the public to the rich history of African Americans in the West."

Di Stefano added that she hopes people will take some time to explore the articles that make up Montana's first online publication and spread the word about this free resource.

For more information, contact Di Stefano at [email protected] or 406-444-0090.

Taylor Gordon


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