Thelma Johnson Streat – a painter and dancer, who used her art to promote racial equity and education.
J.A. Merriman – a physician, civic leader, newspaper publisher, and Portland’s first Black doctor.
Aaron Brown – a lawyer, mentor, and Oregon’s first Black judge.
Geraldine Hammond – a long time Salem educator and the first Black school principal in the Salem-Keizer school district.
A biography of Ahmad Rashad – a Portland native, a University of Oregon football star, an NFL-Pro Bowler, and a sports broadcasting icon.
A biography of Charles Jordan – Portland’s first Black city commissioner, and a longtime director of Portland City Parks.
A biography of Lyllye Reynolds-Parker – an educator and one of Eugene’s most important civil rights champions.
A biography of Grafton Tyler Brown – the first Black professional painter in the Pacific Northwest.
A biography of America Waldo – a former slave and the matriarch of a northwest Black pioneer family.
A biography of Carrie Halsell Ward – the first Black graduate of Oregon State University.
A biography of James Monroe Jones – an American expatriate who became one of the most celebrated gunsmiths in 19th century Canada.
A biography of Hiram “Hi” Gorman – a formerly enslaved Oregon settler who became a prominent figure in the Salem community.
A biography of Margaret Johnson Bailes – a legendary track athlete from Eugene.
A biography of Katherine Bogle – a journalist and a civil rights advocate for Black Oregonians.
A biography of Malvin L. Brown – a soldier and the first casualty of the US Forest Service’s smokejumper program.
A biography of Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. – a University of Oregon professor, a musician, and prominent leader in Eugene’s African American community for decades.
A biography of Joe Lillard – an early Black athlete at the University of Oregon.
A biography of Daniel Drew – a Civil War soldier who became a minister and Chaplain of the Oregon chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic.
A biography of Alan and Louisa Flowers – the heads of a prominent Black family in early Portland, and the city’s first Black land developers.
A biography of Margaret Carter – an educator, activist, and the first Black person elected to the Oregon State House of Representatives.
A biography of Robert Deiz – a World War II fighter pilot and the likeness of one of America’s most famous wartime posters.
A biography of Elena Carter – a ballet dancer and choreographer who was one of the most recognizable figures in dance in the Pacific Northwest for a quarter century.
A biography of Adrienne Nelson – a justice of the Oregon State Supreme Court.
A biography of Abner Hunt Francis – an abolitionist, social activist, and business owner in early Portland.
A biography of McCants Stewart – an influential scholar and the first African American to practice law in Oregon.
A biography of George Washington Bush – an early black homesteader who challenged the racial exclusion laws of the Oregon Territory.
A biography of Jackie Winters – an Oregon State Senator, restaurateur, and cofounder of Oregon Black Pioneers.
A biography of Mary Jane Holmes Shipley Drake – one of Oregon’s the first African Americans to live nearly their entire life in Oregon and was the matriarch of a large family of early Black residents.
A biography of Moses “Black” Harris – a legendary mountain man, who became one of the most sought-after guides of the overland wagon trains to Oregon in the 1840s.