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Perseverance by Oregon Black Pioneers

Even before the wagon trains first went west, African Americans have played an essential part in building Oregon. Perseverance introduces you to many of the Black pioneers who first settled in the Willamette Valley.





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African Americans of Portland (Images of America) by Kimberly Stowers Moreland

This book presents a historical perspective of Portland’s African American experience using images collected from the Oregon Historical Society, Portland State University, and private family collections.





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A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788–1940 by Elizabeth McLagan

This book remains the most comprehensive chronology of Black life in Oregon, more than forty years after its original publication in 1980. The revised second edition includes additional details for students and scholars, an expanded reading list, images, a new foreword by Gwen Carr and an afterword by the author.





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