The history behind the (romanticized) Portlandia…

…and African Americans who challenged it. (Gotta read more about this part of Oregon’s history, myself.):

http://gizmodo.com/oregon-was-founded-as-a-racist-utopia-1539567040

The year 2000??!?! T o quote from this timelime “1854 Oregon’s Exclusion Law was repealed, to be replaced three years later by amending the Oregon Constitutionwith similar exclusionary language to keep Blacks out of Oregon. (Much of this racist language was not removed fromthe official Constitution until 2000.)”

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/412697

More about Beatrice Morrow Cannady, here:

http://www.blackpast.org/perspectives/beatrice-morrow-cannady-and-struggle-civil-rights-oregon-1912-1936

http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/historical_records/dspDocument.cfm?doc_ID=157052ff-d3dd-1d8b-701b7fabcc173e81

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Morrow_Cannady

http://www.opb.org/television/programs/oregonexperience/segment/beatrice-morrow-cannady/

Found some other links to pages/books about the subject :

http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2013/06/07/want-to-learn-about-oregons-depressing-history-of-racism

http://roughandrede.blogspot.com/2011/08/oregons-unique-racial-history.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1210559107109450.xml

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