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The Color of Law A forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Type: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Recently named by the New York Times as one of the 100 notable books of 2017, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law A forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America is an explosive, alarming history that finally confronts how American governments in the twentieth century deliberately imposed residential racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide. Join us for an evening with the author, who will discuss the findings described in his new book and will hold a post-lecture conversation with Allan Lazo. Presented by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
“Pittmon’s [Residential Security] Map of Portland, Ore. and vicinity, compiled from records on file in the offices of the city and county engineers.”  Copyright and published by Armena Pittmon, 1934, Portland.

Type: Online Video, Panel Discussion     Series: Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary

Making Home and Community Before and After the Fair Housing Act

African Americans who lived in Portland during the twentieth century built homes and communities that provided connection among family and friends, and space for growth and learning as government policies, realtors’ practices, and beliefs expressed by dominant Whites often restricted where and how Black people could live. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 challenged some of those discriminatory practices. This panel of Black Portlanders, who were all youths during this time period, will offer first-hand reflections on ways their families and neighbors built and sustained the meaning of home and community across the decades of the twentieth centuries, despite the local and national blocks that sought to prevent them from doing so.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Annette Gordon-Reed

Type: Audio Recording, Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. She won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Her most recently published book (with Peter S. Onuf) is “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, and the National Book Award, among others.

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Fort Vancouver

Type: Television Broadcast, Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Fort Vancouver: A Historic Trade Post Of The Pacific Northwest


OPB-TV

Portland Noir

Type: Television Broadcast, Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Portland Noir


OPB-TV

Swahili women’s group celebrates at the community garden; courtesy African Family Holistic Health Organization

Type: Special Event, Partner Event, Dance Performance     

Our Story. Our Voice. Our Culture.

Oregonians from Bhutanese, Micronesian, and African communities introduce their cultures and share stories in an evening of fun and learning. Women will tell birth stories, offering a glimpse of experiences that carry vital lessons to be learned by health professionals and the broader Portland community. The program includes song, poetry, and dance performances from the three communities.

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Oregon State University an Oregon Experience

Type: Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Oregon State University: 150 Years At Oregon's Land-Grant Institution


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers