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Yes. There Are Black People In Portland: Raise Some Awareness

Intisar Abioto

March 25, 2014at 11:59 pm

“No free negro shall come, reside in, or be within this state… the legislation shall provide by penal law for the removal of all such negroes and for their exclusion from the state” - Oregon’s 1857 constitution... not "officially" repealed until 1926.. Today Oregon has a black population of 2%.

The Black Portlanders has a goal of introducing the stories and dreams of Black Portlanders to the world. At this moment, I’m in the midst of a great challenge and fight to keep this project going. We are raising a total of $15,000 for essential equipment, development funds, and to save a crucial crashed hard drive that holds the entire first 8 months of The Black Portlanders. Yes.

Our campaign ends March 25th!

*The above teaser is for Whitelandia, an upcoming documentary in which The Black Portlanders is featured. It's produced by Tracy MacDonald & Matt Zodrow.

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  • myabee

    Glad u raised the amount. Sorry, I heard about this project too late. It sounds amazing when I read it on

    Congrats. Can't wait to see it!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love your project. Just shared this on Twitter. Good luck!! Can't wait to see more footage.