Exhibition Collaboration

Oregon Black Pioneers has worked with museums across the Pacific Northwest to provide insight and direction to incorporate stories of African Americans into their new and existing exhibitions. OBP is eager to collaborate with museums of all sizes to develop and review exhibition content for accuracy, inclusivity, and culturally appropriate language.


Historical Research

Oregon Black Pioneers takes on larger research projects upon request. OBP works with individuals and organizations to investigate leads about African Americans from Oregon’s past.


Historical Markers

In 2007 Oregon Black Pioneers presented the City of Salem with a stone marker for its Pioneer Cemetery, honoring the 40+ African Americans interned there in marked and unmarked graves. Since then, OBP has advocated for the creation of new historical markers to commemorate sites statewide with African American historical significance.

If you know of a site in Oregon with a documented connection to African American history, let us know about it! Please email



Rates for consultation are determined on a case by case basis. Please contact us with a description of your particular project and we will offer you a tailored price quote for services.


Oregon Black Pioneers does not provide genealogical research services. Please contact our friends at Genealogical Forum of Oregon for support.

Oregon Black Pioneers is not an appropriate organization to provide workplace diversity and equity training or workshops.