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Is a moving picture worth 1000 words? You can skip these words if you want to get straight to the video, but there’s a nice backstory about it if you want to stick around! Oregon Black Pioneers’ mission is to research, recogni

How can a book published in 2022 both honor the importance of a work created more than 40 years ago, and acknowledge currently accepted terminology? In 1980, the title of Elizabeth McLagan’s book, A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940, was not cons

Oregon is home to many offensive place names, and efforts have been made over the years to change them. Now, several racist landmark names are finally up for change, and, pending approval, three will honor Black Oregonians. U.S. Forest Service Smokejumper Malvin Brown, one of the “Triple Nickles

Oregon Black Pioneers’ Black History Bus Tour resumes with a tour along Oregon’s North Coast, with stops at sites of African American historical significance between Portland and Seaside. With on-board tour guides and special presentations, guest speakers at each stop, include

Black in Oregon: 1840–1870 on view at Pittock Mansion July 19 through November 13 For the first time in Portland, you have a chance to see Oregon Black Pioneers’ exhibit Black in Oregon: 1840–1870 at Pittock Mansion, July 19 through November 13. Despite ex

You can honor and celebrate Juneteenth at many community events around Oregon this year. If you know of an event to add to this list please email hello @ oregonblackpioneers.org with details. Friday, June 17th