Tag Archives: African Americans

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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Harold C. Williams Papers

The Harold C. Williams Papers are now fully processed and available for research! The OMA received the papers in the spring of 2014 and an intern worked on the initial collection organization. Then, this spring, OMA student worker Avery, wrapped up the arrangement … Continue reading

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Minorities in the Barometer, the 1980s

  Back in 2012 the OMA began a project to search through The Daily Barometer (day-by-day) to find as many minority issues/multicultural related articles as possible, scan them, and make them available online. We started with the 1970s, completed the 1960s in April of 2013, and now … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Black History ~ Authors Forum

As part of Black History Month the Oregon Black Pioneers hosted a authors forum featuring five scholars who have written books about the histories of African Americans in Oregon. The authors shared information about their research, answered audience questions, and made their books … Continue reading

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Obo Addy Legacy Project Panel Discussion and Concert

This week the OMA collaborated with OSU’s Lonnie B Harris Black Cultural Center to host the Obo Addy Legacy Project for a panel discussion and concert. Needless to say, both events were informative and incredibly fun! International Panel Discussion The panel discussion on the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Black History Month 2015

Join the OMA and the Lonnie B Harris Black Cultural Center (BCC) in celebrating Black History Month (BHM) 2015! This year, the BCC has over a dozen events planned and student staff members, Osenat Quadri and Kala Hill, curated a display for the library showcasing various items. Come see the … Continue reading

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“A Community on the Move” OHS Exhibit

“A Community on the Move” Exhibit Information The Oregon Black Pioneers new exhibit “A Community on the Move” hosted by the Oregon Historical Society is now open to the public! This exhibit highlights the lives of Portland’s African Americans during … Continue reading

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OSU’s Black Cultural Center, Historical Records: 1974-1984

BCC Binder (the original is on the left and the display copy is on the right)   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When new material comes to the OMA, it is always an interesting experience to assess the contents, organize it, and make it accessible. … Continue reading

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The Urban League of Portland’s 2014 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner

ULPDX EOD Dinner 2014 Program It’s that time of year again – the Urban League of Portland (ULPDX) Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner!  As we have done for the past several years, the OMA brought a display of ULPDX archival materials to … Continue reading

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