30 minutes | Mar 30, 2021

Meet some of Oregon's Black pioneers

The stories of Black Oregonians, like those of many people of color, often aren’t given the space they deserve in history books. Oregon Black Pioneers, a Salem-based historical society, is trying to bring them more attention. On this week's episode, we hear from Zachary Stocks, the group's executive director. Stocks’ background in colonial history; Beaver Hill, the long forgotten mining town that was briefly home to perhaps hundreds of Black workers and their families; the racism that predated the state’s founding; his thoughts on past year's racial justice and renaming movements; and much more.You can support this podcast and our local journalism with a subscription to OregonLive. Go to oregonlive.com/podsupport. Thank you.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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