Celebrate Black History in Oregon!

Urban League of Portland Display, 2012

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month, the OMA is highlighting the Urban League of Portland’s history of community service and several of its past prominent leaders within the organization. Since 1945 the Urban League of Portland  has advocated for, served and empowered African Americans and other Oregonians to create an equitable place to work and live.

The display’s Digital Collection in Flickr includes photographs depicting the organization’s dedication to serving its community through social, civic, and educational activities, group work and recreation, as well as employment training and placement & the Flickr set includes information regarding three past Urban League staff members: DeNorval Unthank, Edwin Berry, and Freddye Petett.

Be sure to check out these links to more photographs and textual documents.

The physical display will be in the Archives Reading Room, 3rd Floor of the Valley Library through the end of February [there are free pins available!]

The Urban League of Portland Records have been a part of the OMA since 2007 and all materials are available to the public.

Want to learn more? Contact Oregon Multicultural Librarian Natalia Fernández at natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Exhibit Curated by OSU University Archives Student Workers Kelsey Ockert and Ingrid Ockert

Related Blog Post – Urban League Equal Opportunity Day Dinner 2011

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