The Black Portlanders Project: Illuminating a Vibrant Community

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  • Chanticleer Tru
  • Patricia and Robin
  • Monee
  • Bruce
  • Aleesha
  • Arika
  • Tazia
  • Luke
  • Rie
  • Drew and Anthony
  • Cookie
  • Johnny Disciple
  • Alison
  • Jordan
  • Marie
  • Henry
  • Dawa
  • Family
  • Billy


On unexpected discoveries: "Last April, I found out that the city of Portland razed North Williams Ave., Portland’s historic geographic Black community. This process occurred throughout the '50s, '60s and '70s. It took me three years after I moved to Portland and two months after I started the Black Portlanders to find out about North Williams," Abioto said.

(Photo: Intisar Abioto for BET) 

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