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Okropong. Courtesy Obo Addy Legacy Project

Type: Online Video, Lecture, Musical Performance     Series: History Pub

The Legacy of Obo Addy and His Impact in the Pacific Northwest

For decades, the musical traditions of Ghana were explored and extended by Ghana-born and Portland-based drummer, composer, and bandleader Obo Addy. Together with his world beat band, Kukrudu, and traditional quartet, Okropong, Addy was one of Ghana's greatest musical ambassadors. Join us for a presentation on Obbo Addy's impact on the Pacific Northwest, including a performance by Okropong.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Rescuers form human rescue chain during Vanport Flood, 1948. Oregonian photo, OrHi 52428

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Vanport

During the early 1940s, Vanport, Oregon, was the second largest city in the state. But on a Sunday afternoon in May 1948, it disappeared completely — destroyed by a catastrophic flood.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Tillamook Burn, 1933, bb004576

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Legacy of Fire: Examining the Past for Clues to Oregon’s Wildfire Future


McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
The People’s School: A History of Oregon State University by Dr. William G. Robbins

Type: Book Talk     

The Making of “The People’s School: A History of Oregon State University”


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Rose Mary Villanueva with her parents, godfather “Chap” Cruz Campo, and her godmother Magdalena Campos on her baptism day. June 1, 1947. Courtesy Latino Roots in Oregon Project

Type: Lecture     Series: Second Sunday

Latinas in Oregon History: Women’s Stories from the Latino Roots Project


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Photo card catalog

Type: Workshop     

Genealogy Workshop — Bury the Dead, Not the Living: Organizing Your Records


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Researchers
Sandra Ford, Black Panthers, at a demonstration in support of repressed peoples at the U.S. Courthouse on February 14, 1970. Courtesy City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2004-005.2957

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Untold Stories of the Civil Rights Movement


McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean

Type: Lecture, Book Talk     

The Origins of Today’s Radical Right and the Crisis in Our Democracy


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
Storage at The Municipal Auditorium, home to the Oregon Historical Society from 1917 – 1966

Type: Workshop     

How to Create a Genealogy Research Plan and Stay Focused


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Researchers
Urban League housing first priority in 50s c1950s neg25446

Type: Lecture     Series: Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary

Housing Segregation and Resistance in Portland, Oregon: Notes from New Research


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Teachers