Many Faces: Ethnic and Cultural Origins of Oregonians - 2/6
Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham will explain how Oregon was built through the efforts of many different peoples. Native Americans lived with the land and thrived; the first immigrants from the U.S. settled in Oregon and wanted to ‘civilize’ the territory. Later groups include Mexicans and Chilean packers and teamsters; Chinese heavy laborers; Basque sheepherders; Scandinavian fishermen and loggers; Irish railroad workers; Jewish merchants and bankers; Japanese fruit-growers; African-Americans that were excluded as long as possible and the Latinos that came in the 20th century. Legal and social limits created and enforced the racism of their times and still haunt the state.
Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., 7 pm, Presented by Oswego Heritage Council