Each of these partners gave their time to help bring this collection to life. This collection was shaped by their feedback. It is only through their generosity and knowledge that we are able to share Our Story.

Portrait of Raymond Burell IIIRaymond Burell III
African American Historian
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church
(503) 593-5285

Portrait of Raina CroffRaina Croff, PhD
Director, SHARP Program for Older African American Brain Health
Assistant Professor of Neurology
NIA Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center
Oregon Health & Science University
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The Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-imagery (SHARP) Program aims to improve brain health for older African Americans while meeting a community priority of preserving local Black history in the face of gentrification. SHARP is funded by the CDC, Alzheimer's Association, and the National Institute on Aging.
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Portrait of Mary HansenMary Hansen
Reference Archivist
City of Portland Archives
(503) 865-4100
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Portrait of James Stanley HarrisonJames Stanley Harrison
Portland Community College - Emeritus
Vanport Mosaic Festival

Portrait of Melissa Cornelius LangMelissa Cornelius Lang
Public Historian
Secretary NAACP Portland Branch
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Vanport Mosaic LogoLaura Lo Forti
Story Midwife
Vanport Mosaic
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Oregon Black Pioneers LogoKimberly S. Moreland, MBA, AICP
Vice President
Oregon Black Pioneers
(503) 540-4063
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Portrait of Amy PlattAmy E. Platt

Portrait of Asani SeawellAsani H. Seawell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pacific University
(503) 352-2634
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