After WWII, discharged black soldiers returned to limited housing and work opportunities.The Urban League hosted meetings in Portland in order to provide job and education advice and to offer general support for the returning veterans.This meeting may have taken place in 1947. Learn more about African American WWII military soldiers in Portland from the Oregon History Project https://oregonhistoryproject.org/articles/historical-records/black-military-unit-in-auditorium/#.WvNM_6QvxaQ
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