Charles Maxey with his class in Texas


Charles Maxey, father of Donna Maxey, with his class in Texas. He was told upon his arrival in Oregon that Portland Public Schools didn't hire African-American teachers, instead, Mr. Maxey operated a barbershop and grocery store which were both displaced twice by the construction of I-5 and Veterans Memorial Coliseum. He was also a civil rights activist and coordinated local visits by Martin Luther King and W.E.B. DuBois (Cornerstones of Community 73 and 100).

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