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Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia


Students examine racist artifacts at the Jim Crow Museum, located on the Ferris State University campus in Big Rapids, Michigan. “Our mission is to promote racial tolerance by helping people understand the historical and contemporary expressions of intolerance.” Jim Crow … Continue reading

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Dr. Darrell Millner, “York of the Corps of Discovery.”


 Lives of Black Explorers Told Dr. Darrell Millner is a professor of Black Studies at Portland State University and the author of “York of the Corps of Discovery.”

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“Will’s Award!”


On behalf of the City of Portland Black History Month Committee On behalf of the City of Portland Black History Month Committee

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City aims to overcome blacks’ distrust from past dislocations


Two steps forward for the rest of Portland, one step backward for us. That’s the view of many longtime black residents about “progress” in Portland’s inner north and northeast neighborhoods. Continue reading

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Boise and Eliot: Local historian’s quest protects black history


Boise and Eliot: Local historian’s quest protects black history – Portland News | Oregon Local News – OregonLive.com.

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A little more light on little-known history


From the Oregonian, August 7 2008 Golden West Building When Portlanders talk about the city’s African American history, many speak of the black shipyard workers who were relocated to inner North and Northeast after the 1948 Vanport flood. Fewer know … Continue reading

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Black History Film “Local Color” Rereleased


Hi Will, We haven’t been keeping a real accurate tally but, as near as we can figure it, OPB has donated around 350 copies of Local Color to libraries, schools & civic organizations. We are also working to make the … Continue reading

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‘The most racist city’


One man’s quest for an African American historic district ‘The most racist city’ From The Sentinel Nov 2007 By Laura Paris Photo by Jason E. Kaplan Will Bennett with at the Golden West Hotel, the inspiration for his website, African-American-Historical-District.Com … Continue reading

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