Examine the largely unknown history of Oregon’s black pioneers through the new Oregon Experience episode, “Oregon’s Black Pioneers.” From fur trappers and explorers to farmers and merchants, learn how African Americans have helped shape the state, even as many white settlers tried to force them out. Panel discussion and Q&A to follow. Doors open at 6pm so guests can view the new Experience Oregon exhibit in advance of the screening.
“Oregon’s Black Pioneers” debuts on OPB-TV at 9pm on February 25, 2019.
Ability Accommodation Information
This event provides the following accommodations:
- Handicap Accessible
About Oregon Experience
From historical biographies to issues and events that have shaped our state, Oregon Experience is an exciting television series co-produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society. The series explores Oregon’s rich past and helps all of us — from natives to newcomers — gain a better understanding of the historical, social and political fabric of our state. Each show brings to life fascinating characters — both familiar and forgotten — who’ve played key roles in building our state into the unique place we call home.