Film Showing, Special Event, Panel Discussion     Series: Oregon Experience

Oregon’s Black Pioneers—Premiere Screening

Free and open to the public
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7PM – 8PM

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
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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.

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