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Winter Chautauqua

February 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Moses Williams

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.


  • 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:

Oregon Historical Society


February 23, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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West Artillery Barracks
600 Hatheway Rd.
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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