Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Vanport flood and racism in Portland: sixty five years later
Sixty five years ago this week, the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,000 black people homeless and changing race relations in Portland forever.
On Friday May 24th, from 8 am to noon, KBOO presents a special program on the Vanport flood and racism in Portland, sixty five years later.
We’ll feature historians and archived audio, as well as a discussion led by PSU professor and activist Walidah Imarisha asking ‘Why are there so few black people in Oregon’.