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An Open Letter To Portland & The World from "The Black Portlanders"

Intisar Abioto

“No free negro shall come, reside in, or be within this state… the legislation shall provide by penal law for the removal of all such negroes and for their exclusion from the state” - Oregon’s 1857 constitution...

My name is Intisar Abioto. I am a photographer and explorer here in Portland. I’m writing about The Black Portlanders. Since February 2013, I’ve taken over 500 portraits of Black Americans in Portland for a photo-documentary work and blog called The Black Portlanders...

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