Category Archives: African American history

Black 14 Films at AHC and Online

In October 1969, fourteen Black college football players were dismissed from the University of Wyoming football team because they wanted to wear armbands when playing against Brigham Young University to protest the alleged racial policies of the Church of Jesus … Continue reading

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Papers of African American Educator and Legislator, Harriet “Liz” Byrd at AHC

The American Heritage Center has recently updated the finding aid for the Harriett Elizabeth Byrd family papers to include Ms. Byrd’s most recent donation to the Center.  In 1980, after teaching elementary school for nearly thirty years, “Liz” Byrd was … Continue reading

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