Jefferson Exchange | August 28, 2014 | 8:30
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Thu August 28, 2014

Why African-Americans Are Rare In Oregon

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About 13 percent of the American population is African-American.  In Oregon, 2 percent.  Yes, TWO. 

A law excluding black people from Oregon stayed on the books until 1926. 

That is one of many startling facts in the Oregon Humanities program "Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?  A Hidden History." 

The program will be offered in Grants Pass next week.  We hear a preview. 

Find all the dates/times/places for the conversation here.

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