Oregon Black History Presentation

The City of Philomath's Inclusivity Committee cordially invites the community to a presentation by the Oregon Black Pioneers.

This  presentation will be given by Ms. Gwen Carr, Director of Oregon Black Pioneers . The 45-minute presentation tells the stories of little-known Black pioneers who lived in
Oregon as early as 1788.  Some were brought to Oregon as slaves, some as free men and women.  In spite of harsh Black Exclusion laws, they thrived as explorers, cowboys,
loggers, entrepreneurs, railroad and shipyard workers and community members.  Oregon's legacy of racism led to the State's civil rights movement in the 1960's and 70's.

Join us via the City’s Facebook page at https:\\www.facebook.com\cityofphilomath for a live stream of this little-known Oregon history. This  is a public Facebook page and does not require a Facebook account to view the live stream. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact City Hall at
541-929-6148 for other opportunities to join us.