Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years
On exhibit January 15 — June 24, 2018
Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 70s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and White.
Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will be engaged by the examination of the repression and violence against African American that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit examines how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles.
In collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society
GRANTORS: Oregon Humanities, The Collins Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The James F & Marion L. Miller Foundation, The Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, The Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, PGE Foundation, The Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, Meyer Memorial Trust, Samuel S. Johnson Foundation, Pat & Trudy Ritz, Spirit Mountain Community Fund
SPONSORS: Anonymous, The Honorable Senator Robert and Judy Boyer, Kerri Creager & Brian Johnson, Michael & Kimberly Moreland, Zoe Morrison, Pioneer Trust Bank Foundation, Raimore Construction, Thomas & Willie Richardson, The Skanner Foundation, Prosper Portland
CONTRIBUTORS: City Of Portland Archives And Record Center, Thomas Robinson Historic Photo Archives, The Oregonian Archives
MEDIA SPONSORS: KGW-TV, Oregon Public Broadcasting- OPB, The Skanner News Group, KBOO Community Radio, Oregonian Media Group