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African Americans of Portland

Oregon Black Pioneers (Book - 2013 )
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.
Authors: Oregon Black Pioneers
Title: African Americans of Portland
Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., c2013
Characteristics: 127 p. :,chiefly ill., facsims., ports. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Oregon Black Pioneers and Kimberly Stowers Moreland
Contents: The prolific journey begins
Faithful journey
Self-determination prevails
The war years
Democracy's unfinished business
The fruit of their labor
Remaking of Albina
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Moreland, Kimberly Stowers
ISBN: 0738596191
9780738596198
Branch Call Number: 979.502 O662a 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 127)
Subject Headings: African Americans Oregon Portland Pictorial works African Americans Oregon Portland Portland (Or.) History Pictorial works
Topical Term: African Americans
African Americans
LCCN: 2012941001
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