Martin Luther King visit to Portland flier


Flyer for Martin Luther King speech for the Urban League of Portland's Equal Opportunity Day program dated November 8, 1961. This issue of the Urban League newsletter announced Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1961 visit to Portland. During what was to be the largest engagement of his trip a crowd of 3,500 heard the civil rights leader deliver a speech titled Facing the Challenge of a New Age at the Civic Auditorium (now known as the Keller Auditorium) during the Urban League’s Equal Opportunity Day. Dr. King also spoke at a Civil War centennial event at Portland State College that morning, gave an afternoon speech at Lewis and Clark College titled The Future of Integration, met with community members at the home of Urban League President E. Shelly Hill and attended a gathering of Black faith leaders at the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church Parsonage. Visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives for more:

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