History of Protest

There are both historical and ongoing connections between the movement for racial justice and other social movements. This guide highlights the historical connection between the racial justice movement and the fight for a broad range of human rights.

Protest in Portland (Historical)

Albina residents picket the destruction of their neighborhood for Emanuel Hospital - 1973.

Photographer uncredited. Source: Oregon Historical Society.

Books and articles about protest in Portland, Oregon

"A Place under the Sun’: African American Resistance to Housing Exclusion". by Melissa Cornelius Lang, published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly, 2018.

"What's in a name?”: The University of Oregon, De-Naming Controversies, and the Ethics of Public Memory". by Matthew Dennis and Samuel Reis-Dennis, published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly, 2019.

Video and other media about protest in Portland, Oregon

Students occupy Eliot Hall at Reed College   

Black student union at Reed College seizes offices in Eliot Hall, demand development of Black Culture Curriculum, 1968. 

 PROTESTERS FROM FRIENDS OF STUDENT NON-VIOLENT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE STAND ON STEPS OF FEDERAL COURTHOUSE. [Graphic], 09/17/1963

Protesters from Friends of Student Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee stand on steps of federal courthouse. September 17, 1963

Websites about protest in Portland, Oregon