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A Place Called Home: From Vanport To Albina

May 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a FREE screening of oral history documentaries, part of the Vanport Mosaic participatory on-going oral history project facilitated by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti, presented in collaboration with Donna Maxey, Founder/Director of RACE TALKS. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of short films traces the story of Portland’s African American community from the 1940s to 1970s. It is a story of struggle, perseverance, and resilience that continues today.

Special guests: Vanport descendants Alijah and Velynn Brown will perform their poem Roots and Remnants.

This program is part of the OUR STORY: Portland Through an African American Lens – a Multnomah County Library digital collection and project.

More Info: https://multcolib.org/events/our-story-place-called-home-vanport-albina

**Also offered on June 24th at North Portland Library.***

The short documentaries presented as part of this program were made possible by Regional Arts And Council, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society.
Thanks to our partners: University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, Open Signal, Stream PDX.

The Vanport Mosaic is a community-driven, artist-led non-profit seeking to engage the public in remembering the silenced histories of the Pacific Northwest in order to better understand our present.


May 12, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Kenton Library
8226 N Denver Avenue
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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Vanport Mosaic
Multnomah County Library