Preserving Oregon's African American Historic Places

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Oregon Black Pioneers, in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Office is collecting information about existing structures with any African American association in their histories and cemeteries with African American burials. These places can be buildings where African Americans worked, sites where important events happened, or objects created, installed, or inspired by African Americans.

If you know of any places like this, please share your information! Information you give will be added to the collection of the Oregon Black Pioneers and the Oregon Historic Sites Database.

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Cora Cox House, 1864, Brownsville
Rinehart Building, 1910, Portland

Feel more comfortable with pen and paper? You can do that, too! Share your information by simply downloading and filling out a paper form. After you're done, just mail or email it to us!

For more information about the Oregon Black Pioneers or to submit other historical information related to African Americans in Oregon, please visit