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Equal Justice Initiative Museum and Memorial

By Terence Shumaker Between Reconstruction and WWII, more than 4000 Blacks were murdered by lynching across twelve Southern states. This lasting smear on our society, a direct result of several hundred years of slavery, had been hidden from our history books until recently. Now, in light of recent racially motivated incidents, and the blossoming of […]

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The Tulsa Massacre

Our Shared History May 31, 2021, marks the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in US history—a riotous massacre that left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. The violence and destruction decimated a 40 square block area of the black Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. News reports of […]

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Opinion – The Hayes-Tilden Compromise of 1877

Paving the way for the Jim Crow Laws By William House (The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the West Linn Alliance. The West Linn Alliance is a non-partisan community organization focused on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and preventing racism) Those listening carefully in the runup to the January 6, […]

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1963 and 2021: Then and Now

The date was April 16th of 1963, and Martin Luther King, Jr. sent out his now-famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”