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 exhibit runs from November 1 to 22. A community kickoff celebration happens Wednesday, 11/1 from 6:00-8:00PM with entertainment, light refreshments, and a presentation from Oregon Black Pioneers.
Letitia Carson was a Black Oregon homesteader, farmer and matriarch living in the time of Oregon’s exclusion laws. This exhibit tells the story of Letitia’s transition from enslaved woman to landowner, and how her persistence and grit carved pathways for Black and Indigenous Oregonians today.
You can rent any of Oregon Black Pioneers’ traveling exhibits here!