Chemeketa marks MLK Day with lecture

Dr. Julius McGee

Chemeketa Community College will host African-Americans in Oregon: A Unique Legacy, on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Salem Campus in building 2, room 179.

From early exclusion policies to a member of the Ku Klux Klan running for governor in the 1920s and beyond, Oregon has a troubling early history of hostility toward African-American residents. 

Professor Dr. Julius McGee from Portland State University will explore the policies and decisions and examine how this legacy continues to impact Oregon today.

Contact Vivi Caleffi Prichard at 503-365-4723 with questions.