February 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
The Winter Chautauqua will explore the history of African Americans in the Lower Columbia River Basin through lectures and exhibits. A special panel will convene on Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Artillery Barracks to explore ideas of the Vanport Flood, historical timelines of African Americans in the region, and the Buffalo Soldiers. This is a free event. Please RSVP.
- Buffalo Soldiers: The importance of the 24th Infantry Regiment Company B at the Vancouver Barracks.
- 1948 Vanport Flood: Oregon Historical Society Interpretive exhibit on a natural disaster that left 18,000 homeless and altered race relations in Portland.
- NAACP in the Pacific Northwest: Interviews of local African Americans not only address the World War II era experience but also black social conditions, racial discrimination, and civil rights before and after those years.
WINTER CHAUTAUQUA PANEL
- Dr. Carl Abbott, Professor Emeritus – Portland State University
- Ms. Claudia Carter, Assistant Treasurer, Vancouver NAACP, Artist, Advocate, Volunteer, and Community Leader
- Dr. Karen Gibson, Professor Emeritus – Portland State University
- Mr. James Harrison, Professor of History – Portland Community College
- Mr. Frazier Raymond, President – Buffalo Soldiers NW Chapter, 9th & 10th Calvary
- Dr. Donna Sinclair, Adjunct Professor of History – Washington State University – Vancouver
Thank you to the Oregon Historical Society: