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April 13, 2018
Oregon Historical Society Exhibit: Racing to Change—Oregon’s Civil Rights Years
Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 70s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict and change. Visitors of all ages and backgrounds will be engaged by the examination of the repression and violence against African Americans that made the Civil Rights Movement necessary. The exhibit examines how racist attitudes, policies of exclusion, and the destruction of Black-owned neighborhoods shaped Oregon, as well as the unceasing efforts of the Black community to overcome these obstacles. Check out the exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society now through June 24.