Black History Month is in February. If you’d like to learn more about Black History on the Oregon Coast, and share information and resources in your consumer channels, OCVA has a roundup of resources to help:
- Explore the Oregon Coast Black History Toolkit, which includes stories and photos of Black History along the coast. If you have stories to share of Black pioneers in your community, please let us know!
- Share these articles, Black History on the North Coast, by Kay Kingsman, and 5 Stops on Your Oregon Coast Black History Road Trip, by Zachary Stocks of Oregon Black Pioneers.
- Follow Oregon Black Pioneers on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube for more stories, events, and ways to share the history of Black Oregonians.
- Watch the unveiling of Waldport’s Louis Southworth sculpture, and read more about the life of Alsea Bay homesteader Louis Southworth. You can see the sculpture in person at the Alsea Bay Bridge Visitor Center.
- Read A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788–1940 by Elizabeth McLagan and published in cooperation with Oregon Black Pioneers.
- Check out OCVA’s Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok throughout the month of February for more ideas and inspiration.