Oregon Public Broadcasting is airing a special program on Oregon’s Black Pioneers on Feb. 25. I had some input into this, along with many others. It’s a story that needs telling since so few know of Oregon’s sad history of discrimination toward African Americans. I applaud producer Kami Horton for taking this on. For more information, CLICK HERE.

George Washington, a free African American who settled north of the Columbia River, is regarded as the founder of Centralia, Wash.
Courtesy Washington State Historical Society

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