1948 Vanport flood victims resettled


Group of African American and non African American families walking together along a road. They are either holding young children in their arms or carrying personal belongings. On May 30, 1948 when the dikes around Vanport broke the city was flooded beyond repair. The town never recovered and people were forced to relocate. Most of the black residents, faced with race-based restrictions on housing in Portland, became refugees and settled in shelters while they searched for something permanent. Published in the Oregon Journal. Learn more about Vanport from the Oregon Encyclopedia. https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/vanport/#.WwnD_e4vxaQ

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