Exploring the past and future of life in Alaska for Black residents

The late Bettye Davis was the first African-American woman to be elected to the Alaska House and Senate. (Photo courtesy of the Bettye Davis campaign)

Alaska is a big mix of cultures. A lot of that diversity starts with the first people of the state but many people from other ethnicities came to Alaska for military or government service, to work in the oil industry, fisheries or for adventure. Black Alaskans fill roles in all these areas plus more. As part of black history month, we’ll discuss what their experience has been like through the decades on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Cal Williams, former President of the NAACP Anchorage chapter
  • Rosa Foster, retired Anchorage School District principal and educator

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.