I am not who you think.

Michelle DePass,
Portland, OR.

I live in Portland, a City that is overwhelmingly white. Our State Constitution was a racist one. Slavery was not allowed, however Black people were discouraged by a clause in the Constitution that says that Black people who locate in Oregon are subject to public whippings every 6 months until they leave. Shameful.

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A Hidden History

Black Laws in Oregon 1844-1857


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