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70th Diamond Home Coming Celebration

This video short shares an afternoon of music and memories at the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, April 27, 2014, as they celebrate their 70th anniversary.

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Oregon Experience, celebrating it's 10th season , will continue to bring new episodes in the coming months. All previous season's exciting stories, exploring Oregon's rich past, can be watched online.

Enjoy this video short that shares an afternoon of music and memories at the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, April 27, 2014, as they celebrate their 70th anniversary. For more information about this story, go to Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev’ry Voice, a documentary that explores Portland’s African American history with a focus on the turbulent 1960s, ’70s and early ’80s.




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