Friday Bus Tour: Fasten Your Seat Belts – It’s Been a Bumpy Ride… A Tour of Portland’s Hidden Discriminatory Housing History
Bus tour and facilitated discussion: There was a time when Oregon was known as the most discriminatory state north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Until 1926, the Oregon Constitution stated it was illegal for African Americans to live in Oregon. At one point the state had the largest Ku Klux Klan per capita in the nation. “Sundown laws” prevented African Americans and Asians from even staying overnight in many cities and town. These cruel facts are now history, but a history that has been forgotten by too many, yet provides context to myriad current challenges in our state.
Organization: Fair Housing Council of Oregon