1726 Washington St.,Portland,Or

Learn About Black Pioneers in Oregon

when: Feb 25, 2017 at 1 p.m.

where: Oregon City, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center, 1726 Washington St., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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This presentation tells stories of the little-known Black Pioneers who lived across the state from as early as 1788. Some were brought to Oregon as slaves and some free men and women. In spite of harsh Black Exclusion laws they lived and thrived in Oregon as explorers, cowboys, entrepreneurs, loggers, railway and shipyard workers, and community members. Historian Gwen Carr will use her storytelling skills to educate your little historians. She works with Oregon Black Pioneers – a state wide organization with the mission of doing historical research and honoring the lives of African Americans who have contributed to the historical development of Oregon.

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