Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?”

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Walidah Imarisha, Adjunct Professor, Portland State University
Saturday, March 23, 2 pm
At the Portland Art Museum
Free and open to the public

While Oregon has a long history of black exclusion and discrimination, it also has a vibrant history of black culture—a history that has often remained hidden. Imarisha leads participants through an interactive timeline of the black experience in Oregon and will discuss how history, politics, and culture have shaped— and continue to shape —the landscape for black Oregonians. This program is presented in partnership with the Portland Art Museum, in conjunction with the exhibit Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, and Portland Center Stage, in conjunction with their production of Clybourne Park.