Oregon’s Black History ~ Authors Forum

As part of Black History Month the Oregon Black Pioneers hosted a authors forum featuring five scholars who have written books about the histories of African Americans in Oregon. The authors shared information about their research, answered audience questions, and made their books available for purchase. All of the authors commented on these five books being written within the last few years and noted the significance of archives and libraries in their facilitating their research process!

The 5 Authors and Books Featured Were:

  • Red, White, and Black: A True Story of Race and Rodeo by Rick Steber
  • Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory by Gregory Nokes
  • A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick
  • Images of America: African Americans of Portland by Kimberly Moreland
  • Perseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon’s Marion and Polk Counties by Gwen Carr

Be sure to check these out and learn about Oregon’s diverse history!

Authors (left to right): Rick Steber, Gregory Nokes, Jane Kirkpatrick, Kimberly Moreland, & Gwen Carr with Willie Richardson (standing)

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