Tag Archives: African Americans

Max Geier The Color of Night Research Files

In February of 2016, the author Max Geier came to OSU to give a book talk about his recently published book, The Color of Night: Race, Railroaders, and Murder in the Wartime West – the OMA was in the process … Continue reading

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Social Justice Tour of Corvallis III

For the third time, the OMA once again collaborated with the class Ethnic Studies 553: Ethnohistory Methodology taught by Professor Natchee Barnd. The course’s six students came to the OMA, and took a trip to the archives at the Benton … Continue reading

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TOO BLACK Workshop and Performance

As part of the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, the OMA was honored to collaborate with Diversity & Cultural Engagement, University Housing and Dining Services, and the School of History, Philosophy, & Religion, to organize the event … Continue reading

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Hear the Stories: Oregon African American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection

The OMA just hosted the first of SCARC’s 2016 Archives Month events and we have it recorded for you to view online! “Hear the Stories: Oregon African American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection” featured the oral historian, filmmaker, and educator, … Continue reading

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The Urban League of Portland’s 2016 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner

Another amazing Urban League of Portland Equal Opportunity Day Dinner! Each year the ULPDX and community members come together to celebrate the organization’s work to help to empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security. … Continue reading

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Oregon Black Pioneers “Back Roads to Black History” Bus Tour

On May 14, 2016, the Oregon Black Pioneers hosted its second annual bus tour and the OMA was incredibly excited to attend! The OBP is an all volunteer nonprofit organization based in Salem, Oregon. It has an almost 25 year … Continue reading

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Social Justice Tour of Corvallis II

In the spring of 2014 the OMA collaborated with the class Ethnic Studies 553: Ethnohistory Methodology taught by Professor Natchee Barnd. The students used archival resources both in the OMA and the Benton County Historical Society to showcase the histories of the Corvallis … Continue reading

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Loretta Milton and OSU’s 1969 BSU Walkout

On February 19th as part of the OSU Lonnie B Harris Black Cultural Center’s Black History Month celebrations, the BCC hosted an incredible event that included Loretta Milton, along with the artist Jeremy Davis. Davis painted a magnificent mural entitled … Continue reading

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The Color of Night: Max G. Geier Book Reading and Talk

Black History Month honors the significant role African Americans have in our society that is often overlooked in traditional history lessons. On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, the OMA and the OSU Press hosted a book reading and talk by author … Continue reading

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MLK Jr. Celebrations 2016

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963. This quotation is the theme to the 2016 OSU MLK Jr. celebrations as it still rings true for our … Continue reading

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