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Making History Pub: Home and Community Before and After the Fair Housing Act (Portland)
April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join the Fair Housing Council of Oregon and Oregon Historical Society for April’s installment of History Pub: Making Home and Community Before and After the Fair Housing Act
African Americans who lived in Portland during the 20th Century built homes and communities that provided connection among family and friends as whites often restricted where and how black people could live. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 challenged some of those discriminatory practices. This panel of black Portlanders, moderated by Dr. Carmen Thompson, will offer first-hand reflections on ways their families and neighbors sustained the meaning of home during the 20th Century despite local and national blocks that sought to prevent them from doing so. Learn more about Making Home and Community Before and After the Fair Housing Act.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon and Oregon Historical Society have created a series of events acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. This program series considers broader histories of the ways legal and economic structures have dictated who is entitled to what spaces in Oregon. Learn more about the Fair Housing Act at 50 series and associated events.