Walidah Imarisha will present her Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Program Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History, presented at Race Talks in conjunction with Uniting to Understand Racism.
June 12, 2012
7 - 8:30 pm
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave.
Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History
Have you ever wondered why the Black population in Oregon is so small? Oregon has a history not only of Black exclusion and discrimination, but also of a vibrant Black culture that helped sustain many communities throughout the state—a history that is not taught in schools. Portland State University adjunct professor Walidah Imarisha will lead participants through an interactive timeline of Black history in Oregon and will also discuss how history, politics, and culture have shaped—and will continue to shape—the landscape for Black Oregonians.
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