African American History

This tour highlights important African American individuals through historical sites on the University of Oregon campus, including many firsts on campus, such as the first African American students, graduates, athletes, faculty and staff.

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Detail of Wiley Griffon, in Friendly Hall Group Portrait 1896

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Detail of a group photo of University of Oregon alumni living in New York at a dinner hosted by Dr. Allen Eaton. Mabel Byrd is pictured in the center wearing a hat.

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Maxine Maxwell Freshman Portrait

Nellie Louise Franklin senior portrait

William Sherman Savage at Lincoln University

“Robinson at QB” by Mike Thoele, Register-Guard Emerald Empire

A meeting of the Black Student Union

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Clifford F. Johnson seated front row, far left. Seated next to Coach Bill Hayward

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Ed Coleman c. 1970s

Thanks to the following contributors and student groups:

Black Student Union

Black Alumni

Herman Brame