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Exhibit: Gates Collection of African American History and Culture

Date: 12/28/2010
Portland State Library Special Collections presents: Highlights from the Gates Collection of African American History and Culture. Over the course of three decades Jeanette and Osly Gates assembled a collection of original letters, newspapers, periodicals and ephemera documenting African American history and culture. In 1969, they donated their collection to the Portland State University Library to coincide with the establishment of the Black Studies Academic Program. This Special Collections exhibit highlights some of the most rare and significant items from the Gates Collection, representing pivotal moments in a two hundred year struggle for civil rights that redefined our nation. Come to the Library, January 12 - March 14 to see highlights from this important collection. Branford P. Millar Library, 1st floor (New Books Area) 1875 SW Park Avenue in Portland

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