History of Portland"s African American community (1805-to the present)
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History of Portland"s African American community (1805-to the present)

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Published by Portland Bureau of Planning in [Portland, Or .
Written in English


  • African Americans -- Oregon -- Portland -- History,
  • Albina (Portland, Or.) -- History

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Edition Notes

StatementCity of Portland, Bureau of Planning.
ContributionsPortland (Or.). Bureau of Planning.
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 155 p. :
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14421055M

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  “The Black History Month bike wrap design is an opportunity for us to reflect our city’s creativity and rich African American culture, and to highlight our commitment to celebrating a diverse and inclusive Portland,” said Nike’s Karol Collymore, Senior Manager, Global Community Impact, : Tiara Darnell. Get this from a library! Cornerstones of community: buildings of Portland's African American history.. [Bosco-Milligan Foundation,; Oregon. State Historic Preservation Office,; .   The project is dedicated to the African-American community and aims to “contribute to the neighborhood’s vibrancy, and further Legacy Health’s mission of promoting health and wellness for.   Imarisha, Bates, and others say that during that incident, critics of the African American community failed to take into account the history of Albina, which saw black families and businesses.

History. Following the end of the Reconstruction Era, many thousands of towns and counties across the United States became sundown localities, as part of the imposition of Jim Crow laws and other racist practices. In most cases, the exclusion was official town policy or was promulgated by the community's real estate agents via exclusionary covenants governing who could buy or rent property. Today, Portland's African-American community is concentrated in the north and northeast section of the city, mainly in the King neighborhood. In , Portland, Oregon was named the fourth fastest gentrifying city in the United States by   A Ku Klux Klan parade, East Main Street in Ashland, Ore., in the s. (Oregon Historical Society) In , all black people were ordered to .   “The Multnomah County Library just launched a new digital collection of photos and documents chronicling Portland’s African American community over the years. Called ‘Our Story: Portland Through an African American Lens,’ the collection melds archives from Oregon Historical Society Research Library, Oregon State University, and City of.