• 117 Commercial St. NE, Ste. 210, Salem, OR 97301
  • (503) 540-4063
  • 117 Commercial St. NE, Ste. 210, Salem, OR 97301
  • (503) 540-4063
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Preserving the History of Black Oregonians. We honor their sacrifices by remembering their stories and by sharing them with the public. Learn More >>

Racing to Change

Oregon’s Civil Rights Years

From January through June 2018, the Oregon Historical Society proudly hosted Racing to Change, presented by the Oregon Black Pioneers. Now, thanks to OHS’s partnership with Visiting Media, students and history enthusiasts across Oregon and beyond can experience the exhibit online.

Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 1970s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both black and white.

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21March 2021

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You are invited to our Annual Dinner SATURDAY, March 20, 2021 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm LOCATION World Forestry Center 4033 SW Canyon Rd Portland, Oregon 97221 ATTIRE Semi-Formal TICKET PURCHASE BY CHECK $100 per p

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