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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

Oregon Black Pioneers is humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support this past month. Thanks to our community, OBP's #BlackHistoryMonth campaign was successful beyond our wildest imaginations! This year, OBP's strategy was to show audiences all the projects our organization is involved in. We

Last week, PeaceHealth and Eugene Marathon launched a new mobile app called Strides for Social Justice for Apple and Android devices. The app was a collaborative effort developed to showcase Eugene's most significant African American places, as a way of providing runners, walkers, and comm

This week, Oregon Black Pioneers was notified that its online exhibition Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years was added to the National Park Service's African American Civil Rights Networ

Oregon Black Pioneers is excited to kick off 2021 with the debut of a new and improved version of its exhibition "Black in Oregon: 1840 - 1870" at Benton County History Museum in Philomath. The exhibition was set to open on Jan. 15th, but COVID-19 restrictions have closed the museum until county hea

The COVID-19 pandemic caught all of us off guard. In addition to tragic and unnecessary deaths, the pandemic caused massive disruption to businesses and nonprofits. Although Oregon Black Pioneers does not have a physical location that had to close, we were not immune to having our work upended. OBP