James Stanley Harrison is professor emeritus at Portland Community College. He was the instructor of several U.S. history courses and currently teaches the “History of Africa” and a class entitled “Race and Racism,” which is presented from a global perspective. The historian of record for the annual Vanport Mosaic Festival, he is currently researching and writing a full length account of Vanport City.
Please join us for free public lectures and discussions that dive deeper into significant themes from the vast history introduced in Experience Oregon. Through these talks, academic and community scholars will offer audiences new ways of understanding the people, places, and events that have shaped Oregon. All programs will be recorded and made available on ohs.org and on our YouTube channel.