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Pints from the Past: Black Pioneers in Oregon

Date/Time: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Gwen Carr, Program Chair for the Oregon Black Pioneers organization, brings us a presentation that tells stories of little known Black pioneers who lived across the state from as early as 1788.  Some were brought to Oregon as slaves and some free men and women.  In spite of harsh Black Exclusion laws they lived and thrived in Oregon as explorers, cowboys, entrepreneurs, loggers, railway and shipyard workers and community members. 

Read more about Gwen in her bio on the Oregon Black Pioneers site

This program is brought to you by the Lake Oswego Library, in partnership with the Clackamas County Historical Society and Lake Theater & Café.

Come on down and support a local business that serves delicious food and a wide variety of beverages while you enjoy free entertainment from our delightful presenter.  Doors open at 6:00 so you have time to choose a seat and order a meal. The presentation begins at 7:00!

This program is offered by the Lake Oswego Public Library in cooperation with Clackamas County Historical Society and the Lake Theater & Café. Admission is free and no ticket is required. Doors open at 6:00, presentation begins at 7:00. The Lake Theater & Café is located at 106 North State Street in Lake Oswego. For more information, contact Carissa Barrett at or 503-534-4237.