INVISIBLE WALLS: a public crowdsourcing effort to document Restrictive Covenants & Residential Segregation in Portland.
5/27 AT IFCC, 5/28 AT EXPO CENTER
In the 20thcentury restrictive covenants prevented people of color from buying property in certain Portland neighborhoods. This racist history is hidden in tens of thousands of title deeds. We need your help unearthing them.
Meet Portland State University students to:
- Learn about this history.
- Receive guidance to discover if your title deeds have a restrictive covenant
- Digitize your title deeds with restrictive covenant, and add them to
the growing database
This project is a collaboration between The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the Portland Housing Bureau, Portland State University,
and the Vanport Mosaic.
Info: Greta Smith, Greta@vanportmosaic.org, 619-300-7855