Treasures from the KBOO Archives, 1977: Art and the Black Artist

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Published date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:45pm


This December 12, 1977 episode of Black History (below) was KBOO Host Rosemary Allen's sixth and final show in her series on the program Black History, with producing support by Pascal Landa. The topic was Art and the Black Artist. It features outstanding members of the Black Portland arts community engaged in art in its various forms: Sculptor Charles H. Tatum; fashion designer and painter Bobby Fouther (manager of House of Sounds record shop); Jefferson High School jazz dance teacher Raymond Sawyer; singer, actress and former Ms. Oregon World Deborah Hicks; and trumpeter Thara Memory. It also promotes KBOO's 2nd annual Christmas Party...did you attend? Were you a KBOO listener in the 70s?


This audio was digitized by The MediaPreserve with funding from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. This audio, and many more treasures like it, was digitized from open reel format to be available for listening and research. If you want to help uncover more treasures from the archive, please come out to our Saturday, March 25th Archives Database Edit-a-Thon! It will be held from 10am-4pm at the KBOO Station. Please see the flyer, visit or email