Summey talk: “The Life of Elreta Melton Alexander”

October 11, 2022

UM Alumni Dr. Virginia Summey came to the University of Montana Campus via the UM Humanities Institute to give a talk about Elreta Melton Alexander, a black female lawyer and judge in North Carolina during the mid-twentieth century. The talk…

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Mullan Monuments walking tour with Fredrickson

August 28, 2022

UM history professor Leif Fredrickson gave a walk and talk tour at Milltown State Park about the history of the John Mullan monuments that were erected in Missoula, Bonner and across Montana in the nineteen teens. Fredrickson discussed the background…

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New York Times article featuring Jeff Wiltse: ‘Swimming Wasn’t For Us’

July 4, 2022

UM professor of history Jeff Wiltse was featured in an article by Campbell Robertson for the New York Times, “‘Swimming Wasn’t For Us’” about the nation’s first black-owned swimming club. The Nile Swim Club opened in 1959 making it the…

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Jabour op-ed: “Abortion opponents are gunning for contraception, too”

March 25, 2022

UM history Professor Anya Jabour wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about Katharine Bement Davis, a sex researcher from the early-mid nineteenth century. In melding the past and present, Jabour used Davis’s story and contentious work to illuminate the…

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