Black History in the Last Frontier

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Readings from the book “Black History in the Last Frontier”, written by Ian C. Hartman and performed by himself and other local Anchorage residents. These recordings were made possible by the NAACP.

The Forward, written and performed by Ed Wesley

This page features the full reading of the forward, written and performed by Ed Wesley. You will also find an excerpt of the forward that aired on KSKA on February 7th, 2022.

Chapter 5: Civil Rights Under the Northern Lights

Readings from the book “Black History in the Last Frontier”, written by Ian C. Hartman and performed by himself and other local Anchorage residents....

Chapter 3: World Wars and a Changing Alaska

Readings from the book “Black History in the Last Frontier”, written by Ian C. Hartman and performed by himself and other local Anchorage residents....

Conclusion: Black History in Alaska at Century’s End

Readings from the book “Black History in the Last Frontier”, written by Ian C. Hartman and performed by himself and other local Anchorage residents....

Chapter 1: Black Exploration and Arrival in the Icy Northwest, read by Rosalyn Wyche

Readings from the book “Black History in the Last Frontier”, written by Ian C. Hartman and performed by himself and other local Anchorage residents....