Event Details

Racing to Change: Oregon’s Civil Rights Years

Oregon Black Pioneers

Oregon Historical Society

1200 SW Park Ave , Portland, Oregon 97205

Start Date: 01/15/2018

End Date: 06/24/2018

Racing to Change: Oregon’s Civil Rights Years
Presented by the Oregon Black Pioneers.

Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 1970s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and White.

Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will engage in the examination of the repression and violence against African Americans that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit explores how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.

Registration details: http://www.ohs.org/museum/exhibits/racing-to-change-oregons-civil-rights-years.cfm?utm_source=January+2018+Enews&utm_campaign=January+2018+enews&utm_medium=email#