The Black History of Forest Grove
February is Black History Month and there is a lot to remember and celebrate. In looking at our area in Forest Grove however, very little has been said about the Black History of our community. This is in part because of how few African Americans lived in the county before World War II. Eva Guggemos is the university archivist and an instructional librarian at Pacific University. She will speak briefly on history of the earliest known African American residents near Forest Grove (going back to the 1870s!), the challenges that they faced, and the changes that occurred after the 1950s.
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