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African Americans of Portland

Oregon Black Pioneers

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
African Americans of Portland
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The prolific journey of African Americans in Portland is rooted in the courageous determination of black pioneers to begin anew in an unfamiliar and often hostile territory. Against a backdrop of exclusion laws dating from 1844, which banned free blacks from settling in Oregon, a small population of African Americans settled in Portland. At the end of the 19th century, new employment opportunities in Portland and growing antiblack sentiments elsewhere spurred the growth of Portland's African American community. By 1890, the majority of Oregon's black population resided in Multnomah County, and Portland became the center of a thriving black middle-class community.

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Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., c2013
ISBN: 0738596191
9780738596198
Branch Call Number: 979.502 O662a 2013
Characteristics: 127 p. :,chiefly ill., facsims., ports. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Moreland, Kimberly Stowers

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The prolific journey of African Americans in Portland is rooted in the courageous determination of black pioneers to begin anew in an unfamiliar and often hostile territory.


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