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In these times of collective amnesia, remembering is an act of resistance. Join us for 6 days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live perfomances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives.
This multi-disciplinary event was awarded the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award 2017, the Spirit of Portland Award by City Commissioner Nick Fish, and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Achievement Award.
Thanks to our advocacy effort, Gov. Kate Brown, Sen. Jackie Winters, House Speaker Tina Kotek, Portland Mayors Charles Hales and Ted Wheeler, have proclaimed a Vanport Day of Remembrance on the anniversary of the flood.
About The Vanport Mosaic
Vanport Mosaic is a collective of artists, storytellers, educators and media makers seeking to engage the public in remembering the silenced histories of the Pacific Northwest in order to better understand our present. Learn more at www.vanportmosaic.org.
Vanport City, 1942, Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources.
Oregonship album #4, M-342, Vanport City
Map of Vanport by Maben Manly
The night shift arrives at the Oregon
Shipbuilding Corporation Shipyard in 1942.
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Vanport Daily Vacation Bible School, 1943
Launching Tuskegee Victory Ship, 1946
Aerial view of Vanport Floods in Portland, Oregon.
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Black troops from Fort Lewis work on flood control in Vanport, 1948. 021630
Vanport flood, 1948
Vanport Refugees, 1948, OrHi 90163
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