Scholarly Journals


African Americans

  • Anderson, Martha. Black Pioneers of the Northwest: 1800 – 1980. 1980.
  • Betts, Robert B. In Search of York: The Slave Who Went to the Pacific with Lewis and Clark. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press; Lewis and Clark Trail
  • Heritage Foundation, 2000.
  • Billington, Monroe Lee and Roger D. Hardaway. African Americans on the Western Frontier. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1998.
  • Bogle, Kathryn Hall. “Kathryn Hall Bogle on the African-American Experience in Wartime Portland.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 93 Winter 1992-93).
  • Bosco-Millgan Foundation. Cornerstones of Community: Buildings of Portland’s African American History. Portland: Bosco-Milligan Foundation, 1997.
  • Brame, Herman L. African American Athletes in Oregon: A History from 1804 to 1950.
  • Portland: H.L. Brame, 2000.
  • Casey, Helen Marie. Portland Compromise: The Colored School, 1867 -1872. Portland: Portland Public Schools, Public Information Department, 1980.
  • City Club of Portland. Report on the Negro in Portland: a Progress Report, 1945-1957. Bulletin, no. 46 (Full text is available through Portland State Univ. library website).
  • City Club of Portland. Report on Problems of Racial Justice in Portland. 1968. Bulletin no. 49, (Full text is available through Portland State Univ. library website)
  • Dietsche, Robert. Jumptown: The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, 1942-1957. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2005.
  • Gibson, Karen J. “Bleeding Albina: A History of Community Disinvestment, 1940-2000.” Transforming Anthropology 15 (2007): 3-25.
  • Johnson, Ethan and Felicia Williams, “Desegregation and Multiculturalism in the Portland Public Schools.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111 (Spring 2010).
  • Langer, Elinor. A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2003.
  • Maben, Manly. Vanport. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1987.
  • Mangun, Kimberley Ann. “‘As Citizens of Portland We Must Protest”: Beatrice Morrow Cannady and the African American Response to D.W. Griffith’s ‘Masterpiece.'” Oregon Historical Quarterly 107 (Fall 2006).
  • McElderry, Stuart. “Building a West Coast Ghetto: African-American Housing in Portland, 1910-1960,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 92 (Summer 2001).
  • McElderry, Stuart. The Vanport Conspiracy Rumors and Social Relations in Wartime and Post-War Portland. Oregon Historical Quarterly 99 (Summer 1998).
  • McLagan, Elizabeth. A Peculiar Paradise, A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940. Portland: The Georgian Press, 1980.
  • Pearson, Rudy N. ” ‘A Menace to the Neighborhood,’ Housing and African Americans in Portland, 1941-1945.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 102 (Summer, 2001).
  • Portland, City of, Bureau of Planning. History of Portland’s African American Community (1805 to the Present). Portland: City of Portland Bureau of Planning, February 1993.
  • Richard, K. Keith. “Unwelcome Settlers: Black and Mulatto Oregon Pioneers” Oregon Historical Quarterly 84 (Spring, 1983): 29-55 and (Summer, 1983).
  • Shine, Gregory Paynter. “Respite from War: Buffalo Soldiers at Vancouver Barracks, 1899-1900.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 107 (2006).
  • Toll, William. “Black Families and Migration to a Multiracial Society: Portland, Oregon, 1900-1924.” Journal of American Ethnic History 17, 3 (Spring, 1998), 38-70.
  • Taylor, Quintard, “The Great Migration: The Afro-American Communities of Seattle and Portland during the 1940’s.” Arizona and the West 23 (1981).
  • Taylor, Quintard and Shirley Ann Wilson, eds. African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.