Black History Quest: Martha Anderson’s Advocacy

Black History Quest, Season 2, episode 4! 

We’re back, Pionerds! 

Why did Portland nurse, author, and hotel owner Martha Anderson file a lawsuit against Radio Corporation of America in the 1970s? Our guest History Investigator, Dr. Ramycia McGhee, will delve into this question, and highlight Martha’s unique life story. Dr. McGhee is a city councilor, scholar, and professor at Linn-Benton Community College.

Join host Mariah Rocker and Dr. McGhee on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 PM as they tackle the Big Question on Black History Quest!

Black History Quest is a program that peeks behind the process as experts and novices alike take on questions that have perplexed researchers of Oregon’s African American history. With support from The Roundhouse Foundation, we’ve recruited a different History Investigator every other month to help us reveal the hidden stories behind select artifacts from the OBP research files. Each episode, we’ll learn about the challenges and surprises of doing historical research, and try to learn how one source can change history. 

Tune in to Black History Quest streaming live on Facebook and YouTube.