Vanport 65th Anniversary Special

program date: 
Fri, 05/24/2013

Sixty five years ago, the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black.  The event changed race relations in Portland forever.

On Friday May 24th, from 8 am to noon, KBOO presented a special program on the Vanport flood and racism in Portland, sixty five years later.


There were plenty of guest and a few professors from Portland State University interviewed for the Vanport 65th anniversary on KBOO. This interview is with KBOO volunteer Sekoynia Wright...interview Michael McGregor, a English professor at Portland State University:

  • Length: 31:47 minutes (29.1 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


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