very thankful to the Pioneer Trust Bank
Foundation for their generous support of the
Oregon Black Pioneers since 2005.
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The mission of the Oregon Black Pioneers Corporation,
also doing business as Oregon African American Museum
Project (OBP/OAAMP), is to research, recognize and
commemorate the culture and heritage of African
Americans in the State of Oregon. Our goal is to secure
a place and forum in which this heritage can be shared
with the greater public.
Our vision is to be the premier resource for Oregonís
African American culture and heritage information. We
aspire to preserve this largely unknown and rich
heritage and culture through collections and programs
that promote scholarly research and public use. We
envision becoming a center for study of Oregonís African
American life, heritage and culture.
and documenting the history of the Oregon African Americans (pre and
post statehood), which was basically lost, is now being uncovered by
the ĎOregon Black Pioneersí board and advisors. With vigor
and purpose the board has put permanence to that goal with the
current major project being an Oregon African American museum in
Salem to visually tell the story. Your support in providing
information, artifacts, and financial contributions would be
Oregon Governor 1979-1987
We have books available to purchase on African American Pioneers in Oregon
here . . .
The programs of Oregon Black Pioneers form the core of
the organizationís ability to carry out it's mission of
telling our story. Its components include: research and
presentations to include oral, displays, exhibits and
Presentations and exhibits on Oregonís Black history
have been done in schools of all levels, historical
organizations and museums, libraries, civic and social
clubs, and state and federal organizations and
institutions across the state. Please contact Gwen Carr,
firstname.lastname@example.org to request our services. In 2015 the organization
will open its third
major exhibit at the Oregon History Museum in Portland.
Recent publications include: Perseverance: A History of
African Americans In Oregonís Marion and Polk Counties,
published in 2011 and African Americans of Portland
published in 2013.
two annual events commemorating and celebrating the
contributions of African-Americans to the growth and
development of Oregon. In October, we host our
annual fundraising event. Funds are used to support our
programs. We sponsor a program/lecture in February
which highlights the contributions of African-Americans,
and we honor our "Pillars of Leadership Award"
As a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization registered with the State
we are a board of volunteers dedicated to researching
and documenting the history of African-Americans in
Oregon. Public support
of our cause can be made through financial
contributions, as well as providing research and
development expertise, historical knowledge,
documentations and artifacts.
HISTORIC Photos shown
Rosa Marie Britton, Shiloh
Baptist Church Gathering,
First AME Zion Church and