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Reuben Shipley honored in Philomath, Oregon

Reuben Shipley honored in Philomath, Oregon

Former slave Reuben Shipley was honored on April 30, 2022, at Mount Union Cemetery near Philomath, Oregon, where he and his family are buried. Shipley was honored by the DAR for donating the land for a cemetery for both Blacks and whites. He also successfully sought...

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Freedom in the Balance

Freedom in the Balance

Most Oregonians today are probably unaware of how close Oregon came to becoming a slave state.
Slavery was intensely debated at Oregon’s Constitutional Convention in 1857. In fact, it was the overriding issue facing the 60 delegates gathered in the old wood-frame Marion County Courthouse in Salem.

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