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C.A. White, July 18, 1973

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Creator:White, C. A.
Title:C.A. White, July 18, 1973
Date:1973 July 18

Oral 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.

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Subjects:White, C. A. | White, C. A.--Family--Texas | Reynolds, Phil | Williams, Edgar | Oral history--United States | African Americans--Oregon--Portland | African Americans--Texas | Family--History | Mount Olive Baptist Church (Portland, Or.) | African American churches--Oregon--Portland | African Americans--Religion | African Americans--Societies, etc. | Societies--Oregon--Portland | Clubs--Oregon--Portland | Social groups--Oregon--Portland | Vanport (Or.) | Albina (Portland, Or.) | Floods--Oregon--Vanport | Communities--Oregon | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African Americans--Civil rights--Oregon--Portland | Civil rights--Oregon--Portland | Portland (Or.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | African American entertainers--Oregon--Portland | Entertainers--Oregon--Portland | Entertainment events--Oregon--Portland | African American baseball players--Oregon--Portland | Baseball players--United States | Baseball players--Oregon--Portland | Baseball teams--United States | Baseball teams--Oregon--Portland | Livestock workers--Oregon | Information services industry--Employees | Industries--Oregon--Portland | Job vacancies--Oregon--Portland | Unemployed--Oregon--Portland | Unemployment--Oregon--Portland | Labor supply--Oregon--Portland | Democratic Party (Or.) | African American political activists--Oregon--Portland | African Americans--Politics and government | African American politicians--Oregon--Portland | Politicians--Oregon--Portland | Government employees | Portland (Or.)--Officials and employees | Multnomah County (Or.)--Officials and employees | Portland Reporter | African American newspapers--Oregon--Portland | African American physicians--Oregon--Portland | Public spaces--Oregon--Portland | Community life--Oregon--Portland | United States, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland, 45.5234515, -122.6762071 | Multnomah County (Or.) | Vanport (Or.) | Albina (Portland, Or.)
Collection:Black Oral History Collection
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Washington State University. Library. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
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Black Oral History Interviews, 1972-1974, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University

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