Maxville's Black School

Maxville’s Black School

Photo courtesy of Anne Rodriquez



  • Today Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign a law adopting statewide rent control and making it harder for landlords to evict tenants without a reason. Oregon will be the first state in the nation with such a law.



  • A performance by the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble tells the stories of Maxville and Vanport, two African-American communities in Oregon during the 20th century. “From Maxville to Vanport” was written based on interviews with the communities’ residents and their descendants. Writer and educator S. Renee Mitchell wrote the lyrics for “From Maxville to Vanport,” and Pearl Alice Marsh is the daughter of a Maxville logger. They join us.



  • We’ll learn about the lives of Chinese immigrants in Oregon in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. That’s what Chelsea Rose has been digging up recently. She’s a historical archaeologist at Southern Oregon University.

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