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Underground History: White Supremacy In Oregon's History

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The monument at Champoeg to Oregon's first territorial government.

We are witnessing a prolonged period of attention on race relations, following the death of George Floyd and other African Americans at the hands of police.

Oregon is one of the whitest states in the union, but one of the most outspoken on civil rights. The history of the state's attitudes is explored in last winter's issue of Oregon Historical Quarterly, focused on White supremacy and resistance to it.

This month's edition of Underground History invites editor Eliza Canty-Jones, Director of Community Engagement at the Oregon Historical Society, onto the air. She is joined by our regular partner, Chelsea Rose of the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA).

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