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Mr. and Mrs. Levi Harris, July 18, 1973

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Creator:Harris, Levi
Creator:Harris, Levi, Mrs.
Title:Mr. and Mrs. Levi Harris, July 18, 1973
Date:1973 July 18

Oral 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.

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Subjects:Harris, Levi | Harris, Levi, Mrs. | Oral history--United States | Family--History | African Americans--Oregon--Portland | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | Portland (Or.)--Social conditions--20th century | African Americans--Employment--Oregon | African American churches--Oregon--Portland | Churches--Oregon--Portland | African Americans--Religion | African American Baptists--Oregon--Portland | Baptists--Oregon--Portland | Job vacancies--Oregon--Portland | Clubs--Oregon--Portland | Societies--Oregon--Portland | Social groups--Oregon--Portland | African Americans--Societies, etc. | Housing--Oregon--Portland | African Americans--Housing--Oregon--Portland | Dwellings--Oregon--Portland | African Americans--Dwellings--Oregon--Portland | African American neighborhoods--Oregon--Portland | Ethnic neighborhoods--Oregon--Portland | Neighborhood--Oregon--Portland | Community life--Oregon--Portland | Vanport (Or.)--History--20th century | Public housing--Oregon--Vanport | Shipbuilding industry--Employees | Shipyards--Oregon--Portland | World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1939-1945--African Americans | African American business enterprises--Oregon--Portland | Business enterprises--Oregon--Portland | African American businesspeople--Oregon--Portland | Businesspeople--Oregon--Portland | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Portland (Or.) Branch | Urban League of Portland (Or.) | African Americans--Civil rights--Oregon--Portland | Civil rights--Oregon--Portland | African American civic leaders--Oregon--Portland | Civic leaders--Oregon--Portland | United States, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland, 45.5234515, -122.6762071 | Multnomah County (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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Forms part of online collection: Black Oral History Interviews Collection.

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