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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 Advertisements

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


January 29, 2009 Mr. Will Bennett 17935 NE Oregon St. #A Portland OR 97230-6566 Re: Award Presentation, Thursday February 5, 2009 at the Fourth Annual Black Heritage City Hall Art Show Will, I apologize for getting this formal invitation out … Continue reading

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New Website Exposes Ku Klux Klan


via:The Skanner – Challenging People To Build A Better Future Now With a new historical webpage, University of Washington scholars are shining a bright light on one of the darkest chapters of Washington history – the days when the Ku … Continue reading

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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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