C.A. White, July 18, 1973
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White, C. A
DescriptionOral history interview with Mr. C.A. White of Portland, Oregon. Tape 1, Side A: 0 - 3 He came to Portland in 1947 from Texas. He did a lot of odd jobs at first. Family background. 3 - 5 Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Portland. Other black churches. Black social clubs and organizations. 5 - 8 Vanport, a black community between Vancouver and Portland. Most blacks lived in Albina area. Vanport flood in 1948. Not many black businesses. 8 - 14 NAACP active since 1914, Well-known blacks, from the community, Phil Reynolds and Edgar Williams who worked with the NAACP. 14 - 17 Kept in close contact with relatives in Texas. Entertainment for blacks. Black baseball teams. 17 - 20 Work as a stockman and informational specialist. Industry in Portland. Job opportunities for blacks. 20 - 22. Most blacks are Democrats. Blacks in county and city jobs. Black politicians.22 - 25 Most blacks remained in Portland. Contacts with blacks in surrounding areas. Portland Reporter, a black newspaper. 25 - 28 City sites named after blacks. Black doctors in town. 28 - 30 Feelings about living in the Northwest.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.