1200 SW Park Ave, Portland,Portland,Or

Check Out Family Saturday with an African American Twist

when: May 19, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018 at 12 p.m to 4 p.m.

where: SW Portland, pin Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All

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Families are invited to a FREE all-ages program that focuses on culture and diversity in Oregon. Please join the Oregon Black Pioneers and the Oregon Historical Society for a Family Saturday celebrating our Racing to Change: Oregon’s Civil Rights Years exhibit, on view now through June 24. Hands-on activities and performances will be taking place throughout the day and include:

1. Performance by Christopher Franklin, acting an original script as a young 1960s Civil Rights activist
2. “Hair Dance” book read aloud and hair braiding demonstration by hair stylist Sylvia Jackson-Riley
3. “I Love Being Me” book read aloud
4. Group sing-a-long of protest songs of the Civil Rights movement, provided by Journey Towards Justice
5. Button making
6. Making Faces activity
7. Mancala board game play
8. Take a Stand poster activity

Families are also invited to visit History Hub, OHS’s permanent exhibition made for kids, by kids. In History Hub, youth and families can explore the topic of diversity through fun, hands-on interactives and pictures. View historic artifacts like suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway’s typewriter, learn about different cultures by reading books in the “Book Nook,” and discover how Oregonians have stood up for fairness throughout history.

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