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Anywhere but Here: A Historical Display of Housing Discrimination in Oregon

Posted by Kelsey Tyler | 27 February 2013

Did you know that Oregon’s first constitution, passed in 1857, denied African-Americans the right to live in the state? And that, in 1945, the Social Work Journal declared Portland the most discriminatory city north of the Mason-Dixon line? Before the Fair Housing Act was amended in 1988, more than 60% of Oregon's rental units were off-limits to families with children.

Learn about the history of housing discrimination in Oregon through The Fair Housing Council's "Anywhere but Here" display exhibit, which uses six interconnected panels consisting of photographs, text and personal quotes to chronicle the history of housing discrimination in Oregon.  In support of our productions of The Whipping Man and Clybourne Park, PCS will be presenting the exhibit in our lobbies from February 26 - March 24, and on our gallery level lobby from April 9 - May 5.




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