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A White Man’s Democracy: The Drafting of the Oregon State Constitution in the Era of Dred Scott

  • Oregon Historical Society 1200 Southwest Park Avenue Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

Spoiler alert: 60 white men gathered in Salem to write the constitution. Imagine the result. Historian and author Kenneth Coleman will discuss the historical context of the Oregon Constitutional Convention and the ultimate outcome of debates surrounding slavery, racial exclusion, and women's suffrage. This Brown Bag lecture is free and open to the public. While you're at OHS, take a look at the 1857 Oregon Constitution, on display until September 3, 2018.

Earlier Event: July 8
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Later Event: August 18
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