Our Story: Portland Through an African American Lens

Our Story is a celebration of Black life in Oregon. This story is 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. Browse the other themes using the menu on the left. 

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