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Black activists and journalists regularly emphasized mob violence as a prime motivation for black migration to northern cities. “The Reason,” The Crisis (NAACP newsletter) 19:5 (March 1920): 264

Type: Lecture, Online Video     

Civil Rights and Anti-Black Violence in America and Oregon

Racial violence was particularly significant in the nationalization of civil rights, as evidenced by the creation of the NAACP in the wake of northern migration and the racial violence that ensued in the first decade of the twentieth century. That process of violence, migration, and organization connects places such as Mississippi and Oregon, and telling stories about this violence — whether it occurred in Mississippi or in Marshfield, Oregon — linked Black communities and fueled the rise of a national civil rights movement. Join us for a discussion between historians working in two corners of the country, as they explore the ways violence and storytelling have connected those places to the national movement for equality.

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
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
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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
Stegner: Conversations On History And Literature

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

About Wallace Stegner: Wise Man of the American West


McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 N.W. Bond Street
Bend, Oregon 97703

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
A2004-002.638 : Flooded scene on SW 1st between Stark and Oak, 12/31/1894. City of Portland,  City Auditor, Archives & Records Management

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

The Sea Also Rises: History and Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest


McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 N.W. Bond Street
Bend, Oregon 97703

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Mitch Landrieu

Type: Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Mitch Landrieu


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
H.W. Brands

Type: Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

H.W. Brands


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Liza Mundy

Type: Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Liza Mundy


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Michael Beschloss

Type: Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Michael Beschloss


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers