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Uncovering Oregon’s Black History, 450 Years in 45 Minutes

Uncovering Oregon’s Black History, 450 Years in 45 Minutes
Uncovering Oregon’s Black History, 450 Years in 45 Minutes

Time & Location

Jul 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Yachats, 441 Hwy 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498, USA

About the event

– View the Future is proud to announce an upcoming educational presentation

featuring Zachary Stocks, esteemed Executive Director of Oregon Black Pioneers (OBP). This thought-

provoking event exploring the legacy of Black Pioneers, promises an engaging journey through Oregon's

rich historical landscape. Uncovering Oregon’s Black History, 450 Years in 45 Minutes will be presented

on June 16, 2024 at 2PM at the Yachats Commons in Yachats, Oregon.

Zachary Stocks brings a wealth of expertise to this event, boasting a distinguished career as a public

historian, museum professional, and former seasonal NPS Park Ranger. With a background that includes

roles such as Program Director of Historical Seaport, Visitor Services Manager of Northwest African

American Museum, and Content Specialist with exhibit design firm RENATE, Stocks is renowned for his

dedication to historical preservation and education.

A testament to his commitment, Stocks has previously interned at institutions such as Colonial

Williamsburg, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and Klondike Gold Rush National

Historical Park. He holds a BA in History from the College of William & Mary, complemented by a

certificate in Public History from the National Institute for American History and Democracy, as well as

an MA in Museology from the University of Washington. Currently residing in Astoria, Oregon, Stocks

continues to be a leading figure in the preservation of African American history.

Oregon Black Pioneers stands as Oregon’s sole historical society dedicated to safeguarding and sharing

the experiences of African Americans statewide. Since its inception in 1993, OBP has been at the

forefront of the often-overlooked history of African Americans in Oregon. Through original exhibitions,

scholarly publications, historical research, and collaborative projects aimed at commemorating

significant sites, OBP has tirelessly worked to amplify voices and stories that have long been

marginalized. https://oregonblackpioneers.org/

View the Future is a locally based non-profit organization that has been responsible for stewarding and

conserving lands for scenic views, wildlife habitat, environmental health, cultural preservation and

recreation in the Yachats area. https://viewthefuture.org/

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