Gary Boddie holding a barbecue grill fork around 1960. Gary would later work at the Burger Barn on what was then NE Union Avenue. The restaurant was often targeted and vandalized by white supremacists. In March 1981, two Portland Police officers left dead opossums in front of the building. Boddie witnessed a second racist attack a year later when another dead animal was thrown at the restaurant. He was also harassed and threatened over the phone at the restaurant by white supremacists. A Portland Family Album - 1995 exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery. http://www.blueskygallery.org/exhibition/a-portland-family-album-self-portrait-of-an-african–american-community/#1.
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