In February 2024, Albina Music Trust launched a digital archive documenting the arts and culture of the Albina, a historically Black neighborhood in Portland. Ken Berry, a musician and retired educator at PPS, donated his collection of recordings and photos like this image which was taken in 1974 and shows him working at YSOL, a radio station that served Albina residents.

New digital archive showcases Albina neighborhood’s Black history and culture

A new digital archive contains thousands of photographs, audio recordings and film footage spanning decades showcasing Black history and culture in Portland's Albina neighborhood.

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