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OHS Black History Series: All Aboard: Railroading and Portland's Black Community

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Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue

January 15, 2013


Just in time for the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and National Black History Month in February, the Oregon Black Pioneers return to the Oregon History Museum to partner on a new exhibit, All Aboard: Railroading and Portland’s Black Community.

This new exhibit and accompanying programs will focus on the work and lives of African American railroad workers in Portland in the 1800s to 1940s and the community that grew up around Union Station during that period. Content will include the evolution of work for blacks on the railroads and in black-owned businesses in Old Town, the context of this time period in Oregon’s racial history, the stories of the railroad workers and porters, and how their lives and communities were shaped by their work.

Oregon Black History Series

The Oregon Historical Society is excited to present a year of public programs, exhibits, lectures, and events, focused on showcasing the rich history of Oregon’s black community.