Event CancelledLiberated Archives: Saving Black Family History and Memories

This event is part of a series that has 2 sessions.

  • Sun, Jul 15, 2018 - 2:00 to 4:00
  • Sun, Jul 22, 2018 - 2:00 to 4:00

First come, first served.

Liberated Archives

Join us for a two-part series on saving Black family history and memories as a form of social justice and civil rights. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

In the first session, local Black activist, Teressa Raiford shares her family story and connects that story to national, state, and local history. Teressa will share the methods that helped her save her family’s history and discuss work being done in Oregon to further community interest in local history preservation. She will lead a discussion about liberating archives in order to dismantle oppressive policies and systems affecting Black Oregonians.

Part two of this series is interactive. We invite you to bring your family photographs, news clippings and other artifacts (like school records, awards, receipts, concert tickets, family bible) to digitize for you to keep and preserve. Participants will receive a free flash drive with your digitized documents.

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Target audience:

Adults, Grades 9-12, Teens