Preserving the History of Black Oregonians

Jump in to explore the extraordinary stories of Oregon’s Black history.


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Learn & Explore

Our stories, images, artifacts, and digital projects bring to life the 400+ year history of people of African descent in Oregon.

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For Educators

Bring Oregon’s Black history into your classroom with our lesson plans and other K-12 offerings.

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Hire Our Team

Oregon Black Pioneers is at your service. Book a speaker for Black History Month, Juneteenth, or year-round! We’re available to support events, exhibits, and research projects.

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News & Events

Letitia Carson Exhibit Dec. 8 – Feb. 8

Oregon Black Pioneers is excited to announce that our Letitia Carson traveling exhibit will be on display at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton this winter!...

Year End Giveaway!

A Year End Giveaway for OBP Donors!   You’re a part of it all! From exhibits to publications to historical markers and more, Oregon Black...

The Store is Open!

Come on in! We’ve got a brand new virtual store! It’s easier than ever to get your own copies of our unique publications that help...

Letitia Carson Exhibit Nov. 1 – Nov. 22

Letitia Carson: An Enduring Spirit of Hope and Freedom is on view at the Center powered by Y.O.U.T.H, thanks to the support of AccessOSU! The...

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