Tag Archives: African Americans

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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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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“Histories of Students of Color at OSU” Campus Tour Guidebook, Fall 2015

The 2015 edition of the “Histories of Students of Color at OSU” Campus Tour Guidebook is fresh off the press! Two years ago, in the Fall of 2013, the OMA collaborated with the ALS 199 U-Engage class “Untold Stories: Histories … Continue reading

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Celebrating 40 Years: OSU’s Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

On April 15, 2015, Oregon State celebrated the grand opening of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, just 11 days prior to the 40th anniversary of the original ribbon cutting in 1975. Although built on the same ground as … Continue reading

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The Urban League of Portland’s 2015 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner

“All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper,’” Martin Luther King Jr. (from “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” delivered 3 April 1968, Memphis, Tennessee). This was the quotation that framed Johnathan M. Holifield’s keynote address … Continue reading

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