Related Links & Sources For The Walk Albina’s Black History
The Albina Neighborhood of Portland is an area rich in culture and history. We try our best over the course of our adventure to give an engaging and informative overview of each stop along the way.
Still there is so much more we can learn. Here are some recommended resources to learn more about the neighborhood and the community who have lived there.
Dawson Park and Community Survival
How Dawson Park survived as a black hub
Eliot History Spotlight: Dawson Park
Dawson Park Gazebo
Whitest city? Sure, but a thriving black community, too
The North/Northeast Business Association
The Soul District
The Urban League, Civil Rights, and Housing Discrimination
Urban League of Portland
National Urban League
Activist Edwin C. "Bill" Berry
The Struggle for Civil Rights in Portland
Urban League of Portland
Gibson, Karen. Problems of Racial Justice in Portland, 1968-2010: Revisiting the City's "Kerner Report." In Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism. Edited by John Betancur and Cedric Herring. Boston: Brill, 2014.
Former Site of Van’s Olympic, Jazz, and Gentrification
Portland's Williams Avenue Jazz Scene
North Portland bar LV's Twelve-22
How Portland is Pushing Out Its Black Residents
Paul Knauls, Sr.
Hern, Matt. "What is a City For" in Common Ground in a Liquid City Essays in Defence of an Urban Future. Oakland: AK, 2010.
Dietsche, Robert. Jumptown : The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, 1942-1957. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2005.
Vancouver Ave First Baptist Church, Religion and Civil Rights, the Great Migration and Vanport
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church added to National Register
Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church
Vancouver Avenue church earns a place in nation's history
The Vanport Flood
Oregon Encyclopedia: Vanport
How Oregon’s Second Largest City Vanished in a Day
An Act of God... or Racism?
Taylor, Quintard. "The Great Migration: The Afro-American Communities of Seattle and Portland during the 1940s." Arizona and the West 23, no. 2 (1981): 109-26.
Empty Lot cleared for Legacy Hospital Expansion, Urban Renewal, Black Panthers
Fifty-Six Years of Urban Renewal
North/Northeast Portland in the 1950s and 1960s
Albina Residents Picket - 1973
Exhibiting Documenting History of Eliot Neighborhood
"We're going to defend ourselves"
Attempts to Make Amends for Razing Neighborhood
Black Panthers in Portland
Involvement with the Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party
Burke, Lucas N. N., and Jeffries, J. L. The Portland Black Panthers : Empowering Albina and Remaking a City. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016.
Harriet Tubman Middle School, School Segregation and Busing, United Front
Desegregation and Multiculturalism in the Portland Public Schools
African American Community Protests School Board
Civil Rights an Oregon Experience
Portland Black United Front Oral History Project
North Portland's Harriet Tubman and Humboldt Schools Closed
Portland Public Schools May Delay Opening of Two Middle Schools
PPS Says it Will Reopen Tubman
General Albina Sources
The History of Portland's African American Community
History of the Albina Plan Area
Bleeding Albina: A History of Community Disinvestment