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Portland Community College Presents

Dr. Cornel West


“An Election Overview: Challenges, Successes, and the Restoration of Hope”

Date: January 29, 2009

Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm

Location: The Newmark Theatre, Portland Center for the Performing Arts

1111 SW Broadway St. Portland, Oregon 97205

Price: Tickets are $45, $35, & $25 and can be purchased through PCPA (online or box office) and at Ticketmaster.

Book signing afterwards!




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Local Color will air on Thursday, Feb 5th at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Feb 8th at 3 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Mary J. Gardner
Director Television Programming
Oregon Public Broadcasting
(503) 293-1951 (voice)
(503) 293-4873 (fax)
OPB: Giving voice to the community, connecting Oregon and its neighbors, illuminating a wider world.
“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)  —

From the Portland Skanner, July 17 2008



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


Brent Wojahn/The OregonianRoy Roos says Portland’s rich African American history is reflected in the architecture of North and Northeast Portland. His second book on local architecture details the history of significant houses in Albina

Civil Rights Movement in Portland

Felicia Williams

The Civil Rights movement changed the way people thought about race and equal opportunity in America.
This course will examine how the movement happened in Portland as students record oral histories from
African Americans who fought for Civil Rights in Oregon. The interviews will then be digitized and uploaded
to the Internet and students will use photographs and clips from the interviews to create a video documentary
that can be used publicly.

I am in the process of collecting oral history interviews, which will be transcribed and archived at Portland State University. Also associated with the project is a short documentary that will be shown in December and probably posted on youtube. Here are the people being interviewed this fall: Prof. Darrell Millner, Sen. Avel Gordly, Joyce Harris, Paul Knauls, Kent Ford, Percy Hampton, Michael “Chappie” Grice, Lew Frederick, Rev. W.G. Hardy, Sam Jackson, Jr., Lolenzo Poe, Rev. Alcena Boozer, Carl Deiz, Dick Bogle, Dr. Booker Lewis, Charlotte Rutherford, Ron Steen, Lurlene Shamsud-din, and Berria Brooks.

This class will probably be offered again either next summer or next fall with the purpose then of collecting more interviews and creating a website devoted to the Civil Rights Movement in Portland (modeled on Jim Greg’s Seatle Civil Rights and Labor History website).

I think that sums up everything I’m doing. Have a great day!


Felicia Williams


Old Town Bronze Plaque Walking Tour
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Old Town Bronze Plaque Walking Tour


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Mahalia Jackson–How I got over {LIVE}


The KKK history page


The entire civil rights/labor history page





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