Showing 64 results for tag History

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | May 12, 2018

History in the News

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable with Mid-Valley historians, political scientists, and other experts. The topic of each discussion will be pulled straight from the headlines ten days in advance.

Event | November 16, 2017

History in the News

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable with Mid-Valley historians, political scientists, and other experts. The topic of each discussion will be pulled straight from the headlines ten days in advance.

Event | October 19, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | November 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | November 16, 2017

History in the News: Whose Monuments? Whose Memory?

Join Willamette Heritage Center for a panel discussion on historical monuments, memory, and the complex history of colonialism, racism, and white supremacist imagery in American culture. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | September 21, 2017

Finding Home at the Mims

From the 1940s to '60s, the Mims House was a safe place to stay for African Americans traveling through Oregon. Now it’s a gathering place for the Black community in Eugene. Video by Nisha Burton.

This Land | September 11, 2017

Conversation Project: Race and Place

Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | December 16, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon’s Past and Future

Event | November 18, 2017

More to the Story

A grade-school musical offers educators and students a chance to reexamine history. An article by Marty Hughley with photos by Fred Joe

Magazine | August 22, 2017

History in the News

A panel discussion putting the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse in social and historical perspective with other monumental natural phenomena. This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | August 17, 2017

Think & Drink with Walidah Imarisha

A conversation on criminalization, poverty, prisons, harm, and systems of accountability within the US criminal justice system with writer and educator Walidah Imarisha.

Event | October 9, 2017

History in the News: Should Historians Be Pundits?

Recent editorials in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post have raised questions about whether and how historians ought to opine on current events and political issues. Are historians supposed to be apolitical? How should historians engage in political debate—if at all? This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | July 20, 2017

History in the News: Real Stories of "Fake" News

Accusations and allegations about “fake news" and the manipulations of “mainstream media” aren’t unique to America in the twenty first century. Join Willamette Heritage Center for a conversation about the history of journalism’s role in educating, empowering, and enraging Oregonians. This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | June 15, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | June 3, 2017

History in the News: Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | May 18, 2017

Vanport Mosaic Festival

Theater, documentaries, historic exhibits, lectures, and tours will explore will explore the history and legacy of Vanport. Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.

Event | May 26, 2017

The Opposite of What We Know

Writer Putsata Reang reflects on the project "Bitter Harvest"

This Land | April 24, 2017

Bitter Harvest

Writer Putsata Reang and filmmaker Ivy Lin explore the stories of Chinese laborers in the 1900s who helped establish the state's reputation as an international beer capital, despite exclusion laws that kept them from owning the hop farms where they worked.

This Land | April 17, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | August 16, 2017

History in the News: Crowds and Controversies in Oregon's Parks and Wilderness

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | April 20, 2017

Race & Place: Old Town's Chinatown and Japantown through Chinese American and Nikkei Eyes

Chinese and Japanese American elders explore Old Town's multiethnic and multiracial past. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | May 3, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | May 9, 2017

Conversation Project: Stone Soup

How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

Event | May 20, 2017

Conversation Project: A World without Secrets

Privacy and Expectations in the US

Event | May 30, 2017

Race & Place: Old Town's Chinatown and Japantown through Chinese American and Nikkei Eyes

Chinese and Japanese American elders explore Old Town's multiethnic and multiracial past. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 22, 2017

History in the News: Immigration in Oregon's Past and Present

The first program of the 2017 History in the News forum series explores the history of immigration, immigration law, and immigrant rights in Oregon. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 16, 2017

Dry Years, Wet Years, Tradition and Change: An Evening with Patricia Nelson Limerick

This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 27, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon's Past and Future

Event | March 5, 2017

Race Tool Kit Workshop

Event | February 19, 2017

Conversation Project: What Are You?

Event | February 9, 2017

Portland Expo Center: A Hidden History

This film produced by Jodi Darby for Oregon Humanities shares the experiences of Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in the Portland Expo Center during World War II.

Beyond the Margins | February 9, 2017

Facing the N-Word

Writer Donnell Alexander reflects on the making of “An Oregon Canyon”

This Land | February 8, 2017

Words Have Life

Filmmaker Sika Stanton reflects on the making of “An Oregon Canyon”

This Land | February 8, 2017

Within Makeshift Walls

Author Eric Gold on the Portland Expo Center’s era as a prison for Japanese Americans during World War II.

Magazine | December 6, 2016

The Farmers of Tanner Creek

Writer Putsata Reang on the little-known history of Chinese farmers and vegetable peddlers in Portland

Magazine | August 11, 2016

"I'm Not Staying Here Another Day"

A conversation about the Great Migration with Isabel Wilkerson and Rukaiyah Adams

Beyond the Margins | June 28, 2016

Just People Like Us

Writer Guy Maynard on a little-known history of a Southern Oregon community during World War II where prisoners of war were more welcome than US military of color

Magazine | April 11, 2016

A Tremendous Force of Will

A conversation about the Great Migration's and the civil right movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson

Magazine | April 11, 2016

Between Ribbon and Root

Hope and a history of tragedy live together in a Cowlitz woman's son. An essay by Christine Dupres

Magazine | April 11, 2016

Posts

Readers write about Root

Magazine | April 7, 2016

Oregon Stories: Astoria

Event | April 2, 2016

Community in Flux

The long-persecuted Roma people begin to speak out. By Lisa Loving

Magazine | December 18, 2015

Civil Rights with Guns

Are there alternatives to police that could keep communities safe? Author Kristian Williams discusses lessons from the Black Freedom Movement.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

A Return Passage

Reporter Putsata Reang and photographer Kim Nguyen share their stories of leaving their home countries as refugees, meeting as students at the University of Oregon, and returning to Southeast Asia as journalists. A film produced by Dawn Jones for Oregon Humanities.

Beyond the Margins | August 5, 2015

The Sheen of Something Broken

Think & Drink | January 16, 2015

What's the Use?

Why bother with history? Why bother at all? An essay by Robert Leo Heilman

Beyond the Margins | October 16, 2014

A Century of War

Writer and historian Andrew Bacevich on changing the way Americans think about war

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Against Custom

The first peace advocates imagined a new story for the United States. An essay by Margot Minardi

Magazine | November 8, 2013

The State That Timber Built

Tara Rae Miner on what Oregon owes the struggling timber communities that helped shape the state'’s identity

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Water Wars

Journalist J. David Santen Jr. on how battles, compromises, and resolutions abound in a state flush with water.

Magazine | November 8, 2013

A Hidden History

Walidah Imarisha on revealing the stories and struggles of Oregon’s African American communities.

Magazine | August 13, 2013

Dangerous Subjects

An excerpt from R. Gregory Nokes's book Breaking Chains looks back at Oregon's history of exclusionary laws.

Magazine | August 9, 2013

Fearful Beauty

Embracing both the wonder and terror of awe. An essay by Courtney Campbell

Magazine | July 25, 2013

Rodeo City

Pendleton has built its identity around a dogged loyalty to tradition. An essay by Sarah Mirk

Magazine | July 25, 2013

Under God

Frances Bellamy and the origins of the Pledge of Allegiance. By Richard Ellis

Magazine | November 15, 2011

Immobile Dreams

How did the trailer come to be a symbol of failure? An essay by Rebecca Hartman

Magazine | November 15, 2011

Legally White

Muslim immigrants vie for citizenship in the early twentieth century. By Kambiz Ghaneabassiri

Magazine | November 8, 2011

Drown

Two rivers; two Western tales of hubris

Magazine | April 4, 2011

A Nation of Can-Do Optimists

A brief history of American cheerfulness by Ariel Gore

Magazine | December 5, 2010

Continual Watching

Historian Bob Bussel on Oregon'’s long history of protecting workers

Magazine | August 10, 2010

What Remains

A search for the site of a notorious massacre in Hells Canyon

Magazine | March 17, 2010

Seen Though Not Heard

In the designs on a Klikitat basket, a woman finds an unspoken link to her past. An essay by Christine Dupres

Magazine | March 17, 2010

Far from Home

The history and future of Slavic refugees in Oregon. By Susan W. Hardwick

Magazine | November 23, 2009