Great Falls High Black Students: Lives of Achievements

In honor of Black History Month, area historian Ken Robison will present little known national achievements of several Great Falls High School students who overcame the repressive racial environment in Great Falls and the nation of past years. While many locals know about the remarkable achievements of librarian Alma Smith Jacobs and contemporary comedian/musician Reggie Watts, earlier Black students of Great Falls High found ways to thrive in school and go on to surprising achievements including: Dr. Wilford Robinson, a medical doctor and served in World War I, Jess Lee Brooks, a nationally prominent singer and movie actor and community activist Wade Parker, who worked to make a difference in Chicago and the state of Illinois.

Date

Feb 23 2024
Expired!

Time

5:00 pm

Cost

FREE
Great Falls Public Library

Location

Great Falls Public Library
301 2nd Ave. North
Website
https://www.greatfallslibrary.org/calendar/upcoming

Organizer

Great Falls Public Library
Phone
406-453-0349
Email
questions@greatfallslibrary.org
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