Oregon Black Pioneers: From Memories to Memorials

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Cost / Admission
Free and Open to Public

Since 1993, Oregon Black Pioneers has expanded the awareness of Oregon's African American heritage by revealing the larger stories behind scant historical references. OBP Executive Director Zachary Stocks joins the Black Bag Speaker Series to share some of the organization's key accomplishments, some of the Black people left out of mainstream "pioneer narratives" and what the organization is working on today.

The Black Bag Speaker Series creates a place where scholars, artists, community organizations and activists whose work focuses on issues related to the communities of Black and African people in Portland, Oregon, and the nation can engage in critical, insightful discussions with the Portland State University community.

Headshot of Zachary Stocks

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How Do You Reconcile a Lynching?

This Black Bag Speaker Series program will cover the the legacy of…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-27 12:00:00 2021-05-27 13:30:00 How Do You Reconcile a Lynching? This Black Bag Speaker Series program will cover the the legacy of lynching in America, how we can find reconciliation, and how lynching is still a relevant topic to us today. It will be led by Taylor Stewart, who started the Oregon Remembrance Project in fall 2018 to promote a sober historical reflection and memorialize Alonzo Tucker, a Black man who was lynched in Coos Bay, Oregon, in 1902 in front of a crowd of 300.  The Black Bag Speaker Series creates a place where scholars, artists, community organizations and activists whose work focuses on issues related to the communities of Black and African people in Portland, Oregon, and the nation can engage in critical, insightful discussions with the Portland State University community. https://pdx.zoom.us/j/82482130916 blackstudies@pdx.edu blackstudies@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public