Our Story: Portland Through an African American Lens

Our Story is a celebration of Black life in Oregon. This story will be explored through different themes. Building Community is the first theme and will cover how civic organizations, social clubs, Black churches, family, and extended family contribute to Our Story. More themes and collection items will be added throughout 2018 and beyond.

The photos on this page are from City of Portland (OR) Archives and The Oregon Historical Society. Click each image for more details.