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Third Annual Jackson Symposium Set for April 29 at Cascade
Photos and Story by James Hill
The Cascade Campus Community Center of Portland Community College is glad to once again celebrate African American history with the Third Annual Jackson Forum Symposium on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth.
The symposium, which is free and open to the public, features four presentations by local and regional historians on the subject of the African American experience as it relates to employment and labor issues in Portland. Topics of discussion include the music and real estate industries, the tugboat workers’ union and Portland’s Golden West Hotel.
The event will be held in Terrell Hall, Room 122. Refreshments will be served prior to the presentations in Terrell Hall, Room 112. The public will also be given the opportunity to interact with the presenters at a brief reception following the ceremony.
This year’s Jackson Forum Symposium, named for local minister and civil rights activist Rev. John H. Jackson, is sponsored by Washington Mutual.