Tag Archives: Historic Figures

Golden West Hotel Historic Display


  The woman’s name in black is Willie Richardson, from Salem. The woman on the left, is Jodi Cheever from Portland. -by Photo by Brian Stimson Anthony I. Allen never knew W.D. Allen, his grandfather and the original owner of … Continue reading

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Earl Henry Winchester


Life Story: Earl Winchester Posted by Joan Harvey, The Oregonian Joan Harvey, The Oregonian –> July 25, 2009 09:00AM Earl Henry Winchester Born: Oct. 5, 1921, in Kinsley, Kan. Died: July 11, 2009, in Portland Survivors: Wife, Virginia B.; daughter, … Continue reading

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The story of what happened when Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested at his home


source: http://www.npr.org Gates & Police Have Very Different Accounts Of His Arrest The headline at The Harvard Crimson: “Renowned Af-Am Professor Gates Arrested For Disorderly Conduct; Gates, Who Was Trying To Enter His Own Home, Reportedly Accused Police Of Being … Continue reading

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Bogle, Kathryn (1906-2003)


Kathryn Hall Bogle, an early African American journalist in Oregon, was also the first black woman to hold a state government position in Oregon […] more@source@blackpast.org Bogle, Kathryn (1906-2003) AFRICAN-AMERICAN-HISTORICAL-DISTRICT.COM

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The Asian Reporter – Film Section


The Asian Reporter – Film Section. Where EAST meets the Northwest FIGHTING RACISM. Local Color, a documentary on African America’s unsettled social and legal status in Oregon, airs February 14 on Oregon Public Broadcasting Plus. (Photo courtesy of Oregon Public … Continue reading

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From: OREGON 150


Article from The Skanner: As Website Lacked Black History, Activists Stepped in to Fill the Gap Portland 1969 Race Riots Author:  Felicia Williams Grade(s):  9-12 Attachment Size …Lesson plan – admin – 04/20/2009 – 12:45pm – 0 comments – 1 attachment … Continue reading

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Department of Education Website Lacked Black History


    By Brian Stimson of The Skanner To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Oregon’s statehood, the Oregon Department of Education wanted educators to share their knowledge of the state’s varied history. With the help of the Oregon Virtual School … Continue reading

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Dawson Park Gazebo


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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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