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Oregon's Black History

Oregon's Black History In-Person

People of African descent have lived and worked in Oregon since before the founding of the earliest English-speaking settlements in the Americas. Despite this, the popular narrative of our state's history excludes the experiences of African Americans before the mid-20th century. This erasure is the result of historic legal and social marginalization that contributes to the ignorance of Oregon's Black heritage, as well as influences contemporary disparities in housing access, community investment, and policing. For this presentation, Mariah Rocker of the Oregon Black Pioneers will attempt to correct the record by highlighting key individuals and events that characterize Oregon's unique and centuries-old Black history.

Registration is not required, but RSVP to get an email reminder and let us know you'll be there!

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Community Room
  Black History Month     Drop In  
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Happy Valley Library

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