Photo, L-R: Kerry Tymchuk, OHS; Kim Moreland, Prosper Portland/exhibit co-director; Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson; Willie Richardson, Oregon Black Pioneers; Governor Kate Brown; Gwen Carr, exhibit co-director.

Prosper Portland is pleased to sponsor a new exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society, presented by Oregon Black Pioneers and running through June 24, 2018. The exhibit examines how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, and chronicles the unceasing efforts of the black community to overcome these obstacles.

The exhibit opening in mid-January also celebrated Governor Kate Brown’s appointment of Adrienne Nelson to the Oregon Supreme Court, marking the first time an African American has served on the high court in the state’s 158-year history.

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