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This fall, Portland State University kicked off a major teacher's institute called Teaching Black History with Geography

A new installation in Astoria tells the story of racial discrimination and segregation in Oregon's oldest town. "Blocked Out: Race, Place, and the Making of Modern Astoria" opened in October at Clatsop County Heritage Museum as a new semi-permanent exhibit. "Blocked Out" is not an Oregon Black Pi

On Saturday, September 18,  Oregon Black Pioneers and the Lang Syne Society dedicated a newly-installed plaque in honor of Abner Hunt Francis, one of Portland's first Black business owners. 40 people braved the rain to attend the public dedication ceremony at the site where Francis’s mercantile s

You've probably heard someone say "a little change can go a long way". This week, Oregon Black Pioneers saw firsthand just how true that is. During the month of July, shoppers at Astoria Co-op in Astoria, Oregon collectively contributed over $5100 for OBP! Astoria Co-op offered OBP the opportunit

This Summer, Oregon Black Pioneers’ travelling exhibition “Black in Oregon: 1840-1870” hit the road for a 9 month, three stop tour through Eastern Oregon! Thanks to the generous support of Roundhouse Foundation from Sisters, OR, communities in some of our state's most rural counties will have

In 2020, "Negro Ben Mountain" was officially renamed Ben Johnson Mountain after the early Black blacksmith who lived and worked there in the 1860s. With the change, Ben Johnson Mountain became one of just a few geographic place names in Oregon named for a known Black person. Now Oregon Black Pion