“Black Idaho: Ahead of the Curve”
The Latah County Historical Society will present the second virtual program in a three-part series on race and civil rights on Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6:00pm over Zoom. Phillip Thompson, the director and board president of the Idaho Black History Museum, will present “Black Idaho: Ahead of the Curve” in conjunction with the showing of a nationally-touring exhibit at the University of Idaho.
According to Thompson, “In comparison to the majority of American history, and the prevailing narrative to the contrary, Idaho was ahead of its time relating to the treatment of Blacks. This is not due to some racial awakening but solely because the Black population of Idaho has always been infinitesimally small and not seen as a ‘threat’.”
The program is a compliment to the traveling exhibit For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, on display now at the University of Idaho Library. More details about the exhibit, including how to schedule a free visit, can be found at https://www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/exhibits.
This free program is open to the public. Those wishing to attend the virtual presentation may find a login link on the LCHS website (https://www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/exhibits) or the event page on the LCHS Facebook page.
Media Contact: Dulce Kersting-Lark, Executive Director, Latah County Historical Society, firstname.lastname@example.org, 208.882.1004