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Although often forgotten in history books, African Americans have stood shoulder to shoulder with the early explorers of Oregon – from 1788, Mrs. Washington’s “servants” Markus Lopius and Robert Gray (Robert Gray) The slave Lewis and Clark expedition to Oregon went to Moses Harris (Moses Harris), a free Black Mountain man, a legend in the fur industry, and later became a sought-after truck and train guide. There is also James Douglas (James Douglas), he was the chief position of Fort Vancouver in the 1840s and served as the governor of Vancouver Island and British Columbia.

At the same time that Douglas rose to power, Oregon trail immigrants also enacted the racial restrictions set by the law, the “exclusion law.” Race restrictions also apply to the Oregon Donated Land Act of 1850. These federal mandatory restrictions that existed at the beginning of Oregon state created undeniable major obstacles. Considering these inequalities, we have reserved some pens and inks this week to examine some modern and early black pioneers in Oregon-by no means including shaping the comprehensiveness of contemporary black leaders in popular culture, sports, social change, etc. List.

The music of this Portland native is considered inexhaustible, inexhaustible and truly intoxicating music. Her album “12 Little Spells” ranked fourth in the 2018 “New York Times” best album chart. In 2011, she won the Grammy Award for Best Newcomer, which is unprecedented for a jazz musician, especially when compared to well-known hip-hop, pop and rock artists. In her own avant-garde description, she produces bass and accompaniment sounds in order to connect potential unity consciousness and healthy portals. In addition, she is currently exploring music as a rehabilitation technique.

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Beatrice Morrow Cannady, editor, advocate, activist, co-founder and vice president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1913

William Badger-owner of restaurants and tourism businesses and the first black elected official of Oregon, Gilhart City Council, 1934

Post time: Feb-22-2021