Early History of Albina

(from Oregon Historical Society link below)

(from Oregon Historical Society link below)

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/vanport-oregon-how-countrys-largest-housing-project-vanished-day-180954040/?no-ist       

·      The flooding of Vanport caused an influx of African Americans moving to Portland.

http://www.volgagermans.net/portland/albina.html  

·      History of the establishment of Albina from 1882 to the early 1920’s

http://www.ccrh.org/comm/slough/primary/another.htm      

·      Headline: There’s Another Vanport, Published August 3, 1947, About those displaced from the destruction of Vanport and how Portland needs to give them a place to settle, Includes quotes of people from Vanport (From Oregon Journal)

http://ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/historical_records/dspDocument.cfm?doc_ID=0001FE77-091B-1E6E-891B80B0527200A7

·      Albina becomes a part of Portland in 1891

http://ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/narratives/subtopic.cfm?subtopic_ID=202

·      African Americans settling in NE Portland

Gentrification (Discussions on what it is and its role in the Albina District)

(from documentary Lift Ev'ry Voice, link below)

(from documentary Lift Ev'ry Voice, link below)

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/04/in_portlands_heart_diversity_dwindles.html       

·      Headline: In Portland’s heart, 2010 Census shows diversity dwindling

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/08/bank_redlining_creates_bluepri.html

·      Originally Headlined: Consumers and state misled, Published Sept. 9, 1990, About housing in NE Portland

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/08/roots_of_gentrification_how_19.html

·      Headline: Roots of gentrification: How 1990s battle to end redlining changed history in North and NE Portland, Published August 25, 2014, A follow up on “Consumers and state misled” article from the Oregonian in 1990

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/08/neighborhood_activists_blame_b.html

·      Headline: NE Portland activists blame blight on lenders: 1990 Blueprint for a Slum series

http://www.opb.org/television/programs/oregonexperience/segment/portland-civil-rights-lift-evry-voice/      

·      The Oregon Experience’s documentary “Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev’ry Voice”, About how a cultural hub was transformed as a result of an urban renewal project in the 1960’s

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?oe=UTF8&ie=UTF8&msa=0&vps=2&authuser=0&hl=en&mid=zfhaphXg-mqk.ksVUAYPw5LJc               

·      Map of African American businesses that used to exist on N Williams Ave.

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/census/gentrification-in-cities-governing-report.html#portland          

·      Report stating Portland has seen the most gentrification in the past century in the U.S.

http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/paalf-talks-gentrification-development/           

·      Portland African American Leadership Forum Talks Gentrification and Development

http://ulpdx.org/programs/advocacy-and-civic-engagement/advocacy-and-public-policy/publication_archive/state-of-black-oregon-2015/           

·      State of Black Oregon Report

Efforts to Support the Community

(from the blog of Intisar Abioto)

(from the blog of Intisar Abioto)

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/06/portland_black_neighborhoods.html

·      An OHSU doctor’s attempts to help African American elderly with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and how she is incorporating the history of the city into her work.

http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/article/photographer-intisar-abioto-approaches-the-black-portlanders-by-the-numbers/  

·      The work Intisar Abioto, a photographer, is doing in order to share the stories of African Americans in Portland.

http://theblackportlanders.com

·      Intisar’s tumblr page

http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/new-urban-league-president-nkenge-harmon-johnson/

·      Interview of the new Urban League of Portland’s president Nkenge Harmon Johnson.

Present Day Albina

(from video Future: Portland, link below)

(from video Future: Portland, link below)

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/53905         

·      The city's plan to transform N Williams

http://oregonhumanities.org/magazine/quandary-fall-winter-2014/the-air-i-breathe/925/     

·      “The Air I Breathe” by Ifanyi Bell is an essay published in the Oregon Humanities magazine about changes that have occurred in Portland causing some African Americans in Portland to feel isolated.

http://oregonhumanities.org/magazine-extras/magazine-extras/video-future-portland/1062/

·      A video of African Americans in Portland talking about the importance of having a place with which they can associate themselves. This was inspired by the essay “The Air I Breath” by Ifanyi Bell