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 was the first theme and covers how civic organizations, social clubs, Black churches, family, and extended family contribute to Our Story. This is a growing collection. More themes and collection items will be added.

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