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One of the most important landmarks in Portland’s Black history was the Golden West Hotel


HIDDEN HISTORY Where We Live: The Golden West Hotel’s Black history The Golden West Hotel was a cornerstone in Portland’s Black community from 1906 to 1931 by: Ken Boddie Posted: Feb 3, 2020 / 01:00 PM PST / Updated: Feb … Continue reading

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The Golden West Hotel 1906-1931


The online version of the historical exhibit installed on Central City Concern’s Click here => Golden West Building. This permanent exterior exhibit, installed in 2009, tells a social and ethnic story of the vibrant African-American community in Portland in the early … Continue reading

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Will Bennett: Historic Golden West Hotel Unveiling Reception


The Golden West Hotel plays a unique role in Portland history wp.me/pj4Js-Cv Continue reading

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Check out www.african-american-historical-district.com! Home Page


Check out http://www.african-american-historical-district.com! Home Page

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African-American Historic District in Portland’s Old Town


Proposed African-American Historic District with the “Golden West Hotel” As [It’s] Center Piece” ~ Friends of the Golden West Take Note: this is only one of  few Historic Districts to be proposed… Also See => “Action Central Was Williams Avenue” Click on map for a larger … Continue reading

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Will’s To Build a Tiny Home


Help Will Build His Tiny Home Help Will Build His Tiny Home Help Will Build His Tiny Home   Help Will Build His Tiny Home

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Know Your Rights at Palestine Demo. History of Protestors Sentenced During Operation Cast Lead


Originally posted on Resistance and Community:
*OLD NEWS ALERT* 2008-09 HUNDREDS OF PRO-PALESTINE PROTESTORS ARRESTED AND MOST END UP SERVING TIME In 2008-09 many protestors demonstrated against another Israeli invasion of Gaza in London. Tomorrow once again many protestors will…

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Roots of gentrification: Key moments in North and NE Portland’s transformation during the past 24 years


Roots of gentrification: Key moments in North and NE Portland’s transformation during the past 24 years http://bit.ly/1rV2VL3 #KnowYourHistory #Gentrification & #Displacement #Albina #GhettoA ghetto is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because … Continue reading

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Portland Fails Fair Housing Its Black Community


Portland Fails Fair Housing Its Black Community The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was intended to help break down the walls of segregation and poverty by protecting the fundamental right of anyone, regardless of color, to have the opportunity to live … Continue reading

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Portland Fails Fair Housing Its Black Community


What’s been done about this…notice dates

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