black history


February 27, 2020

This week we’re celebrating black history month by exploring some of -the great music made by black Portlanders. You probably know that Albina has long been an important part of the national Jazz Scene; that before I-5 was routed through N Williams avenue and most of the clubs were bulldozed folks like Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, and Duke Ellington […]

Katie Nelson, a second year graduate student of Public History at Portland State University, joins us to discuss her thesis research. She is examining how communities in Portland responded to the 1975 police killing of Ricky Johnson, an African-American high school student.

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