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Black And Blue: Police-Community Relations In Portland's Albina District, 1964-1985, Leanne Claire Serbulo, Karen J. Gibson Jan 2013

Black And Blue: Police-Community Relations In Portland's Albina District, 1964-1985, Leanne Claire Serbulo, Karen J. Gibson

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

As in many cities across America, the relationship between African Americans in Portland, Oregon, and the city police force was fraught with tension through the late twentieth century. Scholars Leanne Serbulo and Karen Gibson argue that Portland's African Americans, who collectively made up less than ten percent of Portland residents and were segregated into neighborhoods including the Albina district, experienced police as figures of colonial oppression. The authors chronicle how, over two decades bordered by African Americans' deaths at the hands of police, neighborhood activists attempted to reform the police department and met resistance. The authors conclude that transformation ...


A History Of Metro, Carl Abbott, Margery Post Abbott May 1991

A History Of Metro, Carl Abbott, Margery Post Abbott

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

This document traces the evolution of Metro both as an idea and as an organization that serves an increasing range of public needs within the Portland metropolitan area. Several themes stand out as we look back at Metro's development and "family history."