Oregon Black Pioneers planning 30th anniversary with celebration and fundraising event in Portland

The celebration and fundraiser is happening on Sunday, Sept. 17 at The Redd, in Portland’s Central Eastside.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Black Pioneers, Oregon’s only statewide African American historical society, is marking its 30th year anniversary this September with a celebration and fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 17, at The Redd, in Portland’s Central Eastside.

“While African Americans make up a very percentage of the population today, the contributions of Black people to the state are part of what makes Oregon, Oregon,” said Zachary Stocks, executive director of Oregon Black Pioneers.

The theme is “Shining a Light on Oregon’s Black History,” in recognition of the programming for which Oregon

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