Salem Art Association & Oregon Black Pioneers Present: The Statesman and The Freedman

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Salem Art Association & Oregon Black Pioneers Present: The Statesman and The Freedman

Show Notes

The Bush Pasture Park, its buildings and its history are very nice and
also a stark reminder of Oregon's racist history. This week on The
Forum, you'll hear about Oregon's entry into statehood, just a few years
before the Civil War, and the racist law enacted as a tradeoff for not
being officially a "slave state." Asahel Bush, the farmer who left the
land to the city, also ran a newspaper in the pioneer days and used it
to trumpet his pro-slavery opinions. Years later that newspaper's
best-known employee was a Black man, a Civil War veteran. The Forum this
week presents a review of that time in our history, as researched and
delivered by Zachary Stocks, the Executive Director of Oregon Black
Pioneers.


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The Forum is a radio show on KMUZ FM dedicated to including you in lectures, interviews, and forums of public interest to the mid-Willamette Valley. Topics include the environment, public policy, science, and general public affairs.

The Forum is produced by Stella Shaffer and Melanie Zermer.
The Forum music theme was created and produced by Josh Wahlund.

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