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Darrell Millner Curriculum Vitae


1971-75            University of Oregon Major: Curriculum & Instruction (D. ED.) English/Disadvantage Youth

1968-69            California State Polytechnical Major: Language Arts (BS) University, Pomona

1966-68            University of California, Major: English Irvine

1964-66            Mt. San Antonio Jr. College Major: English


1994-Present     Professor of Black Studies, Portland State University

                          Subject Areas:

                  African American History

                  African American Western History

                  African American Literature

                  Black Cinema


1983-1994         Chairman of Black Studies Dept., Portland State University, Related administrative assignments including: Liaison  to    Black Cultural Affairs Board (1976-Present) Chairman, Black Faculty Caucus (1987-1992)

1983-1985         Multicultural Director- Portland Public Schools System (while on leave from Portland State University)

1974-Present     Faculty member- Portland State University, current rank, Professor

1970-1974        Assistant Director, Teachers Corps Program, sponsored by Univ. of Oregon at Jefferson High School, Portland, Oregon


2003                " York of the Corps of Discovery" in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Oregon History Society Press (Fall, 2003)

2003                "York the slave who went west with Lewis and Clark", in Oregon English Journal, by Oregon Council of Teachers of English, Volume XXV, No. 1 (Spring, 2003) pp. 23-25

1998               Cornerstones of Community: Buildings of Portland's African American History, co-author with Gailbraith and Abbott, Bosco Milligan Foundation, Portland, Oregon 1998

1997              "George Washington" in American National Biography, Oxford University Press, (1997)

1995              "George Bush of Tumwater, Washington" in The River Remembers: A History of Tumwater by Palmer, Gayle. Donning Co.. Virginia Beach, Va. (1995)

1994             "George Washington Bush", Columbia, Washington State Historical Society, Winter 1994/95.

1993             "African American History of Oregon", Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, MacMillan Publishing Co., February 1993.

                    "The Invisible Empire In the West", a review for the Oregon Historical Quarterly, Spring 1993. Vol. 94, No. 1, pp 84-87.

1992             "Frederick Douglas", The African-American Encyclopedia, New York Salem Press, Inc., Marshall Cavendish Corp., October 1992.

1991             "The Death of Markus Lopius: Fact or Fantasy? First Documented Presence of a Black Man in Oregon August 16, 1788", Trotter Institute Review, Summer 1991, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp 19-22.

                    "Means and Methods of Increasing Black Faculty Participation in University Decision-Making" (abstract), Higher Education Abstracts, Summer 1991, vol. 26, No. 4, p. 498.

1990              "The Impact of the Afro-Caribbean Presence on the Exploration of the American Pacific Northwest" (Abstract), Association of Caribbean Studies 1989 Abstracts, 1990, p. 49.

                     "As the Wind Rocks the Wagon": A review for the Oregon Historical Quarterly vol. I 91, No. 3 Fall 1990, pp 329-331.

1988              "Obed Dickinson's Obed War Against Sin in Salem": A review for the Oregon Historical Quarterly, Fall, 1988, pp. 408-411.

1984              "Jean Toomer", Stepping Stones, Vol. I, 1984, pp. 102-105

1978             "Early Oregon Black History 1787-1860": An introduction and review of early Black involvement in the discovery and settlement of the Oregon Territory. From, Blacks in Oregon : A historical and statistical report, Center of Population Research and Census, PSU, March 1978.

1977             "Black Studies: New perspectives", Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. I, No. 1, March 1977, pg. 40-45.

1974             "Waves of a revolution": A study of the impact on American expansion and development in the constitutional period of a slave insurrection in Haiti (1790- 1804), UJIMA, Vol. I, No. 3 (November 1974).


1982            Afro-American History - Baseline Data, Portland Public Schools, Desegregation Department.

1980           Textbook Analysis - multiethnic Content in Social Studies, funded by Department of Curriculum, Portland Public Schools

1979           The Non-Education of the Negro and What to Do About It, Portland State University, Black Studies Center.

1978           Minorities and the Criminal Justice System in the State of Oregon, co-author, funded by grant from Bureau of Public Safety, City of Portland.


1995          On the Road to Equality: The Urban League of Portland A 50 year Retrospective - Funded by the Portland Urban League

1990          "Showboat" - A Voyage to Understanding the Issue of Race", Program Essay, Portland Opera Company.

1990          "Death and the King's Horseman", Program Essay, New Rose Theater, funded by Oregon Committee for the Humanities.

1987          "Portraits in Black", Introductory Essay: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition in conjunction with Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.

1986         "A Raisin in the Sun", New Rose Theater, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Program Notes.

1985         "Agitate...Our work is Not Finished - Life of Frederick Douglas, a Curriculum Package", funded by Oregon Committee for the Humanities.


1999-2003 Board of Directors, Oregon Historical Society

      Chair, Education Committee

      Chair, Publications Committee

1992-1999 Board of Directors, Self Enhancement Inc., Portland

1992-1993 Board of Directors, Portland Opera Company

1990-1998 Board of Directors, National Black Ethnic Collectibles Assc.

1988-1992 Chairperson, Portland State University Black Faculty Caucus

1984-1992 Portland Black Leadership Conference

1983-1985 Treasurer, Northeast Community Congress

1980-1988 Black United Front

1978-1985 Willamette Valley Racial Minorities Consortium (co-founder)

1978-1985 Board of Directors, Oregon Black History Corporation

1978-1980 Board of Directors, National Council of Black Studies

1978         Albina Voter Registration and Education committee

1977         Board of Directors, Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund of Oregon

1977         Board of Directors, Educational Opportunity Program, Portland State University


2000-Present Peer Review Board, Western Historical Quarterly

1990-2005 Board of Referees, National Social Science Journal

1990-2003 Editorial Board, Oregon Historical Society Quarterly

1993        Board of Consultants, TimeLife Books, Inc., African-American Voices of Triumph Series.