Fortieth Anniversary for a Pioneering Black Studies Program

Blacks make up only one percent of the population in the state of Montana. Therefore, readers will be surprised that not only does the University of Montana have a black studies program, but it has had one for 40 years!

The university established its black studies program in 1968, well before many of today’s leading black studies programs and departments were founded. The program was founded by Ulysses Doss, a civil rights activist who worked with Martin Luther King Jr.