Mr. and Mrs. Levi Harris, July 18, 1973
@ Washington State University. Library. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
DescriptionOral history interview with Mr. and Mrs. Levi Harris of Portland, Oregon.TAPE 1, SIDE A: 0 - 5 He came to Portland in 1930. She arrived in 1933. Family backgrounds. 5 - 8 Black Baptist church in Portland. Other black churches. Black Population. Black families. Job opportunities for blacks. 8 - 12 Black social clubs. Blacks lived in all parts of Portland. 12 - 18 Vanport was a housing project built by the city, where many blacks lived. Blacks were actively recruited to work in the shipyards. Black businesses. 18 - 23 NAACP and the Urban League. Black community and business leaders in Portland. When the war started many blacks moved into the community. 23 - 25 They keep in contact with Eastern relatives.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.
Harris, Levi, Mrs