Preserving the History of Black Oregonians

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


Get to Know Us

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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See Our Exhibits

The Black Pioneers

Champoeg State Park (St. Paul)
Feb. 1 – March 31

Letitia Carson: An Enduring Spirit of Hope and Freedom

Eastern Oregon University (Pendleton)
Feb. 10 – Apr. 10

Racing to Change: Oregon’s Civil Rights Years

Western Oregon University (Monmouth)
Feb. 10 – Apr. 10


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

Black History Month Events 2024

You can find Oregon Black Pioneers at events all over Oregon for Black History Month. Join us! Feb 2 Oregon’s Black History: 450 Years in...

Black History Quest: Season Two

Black History Quest Returns! History Nerds Rejoice! Do you get hype for Black history? Can you vibe with archives? If so, you might be an...

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!...

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...

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Oregon Black Pioneers’ work would not be possible without donations from people like you. Please support our nonprofit with a donation today!