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First Families of Vancouver's African American Community



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All proceeds support Vancouver's NAACP.


Address check or money order to Vancouver NAACP Branch #1139 and mail to:
Vancouver NAACP Branch #1139
PO Box 1903
Vancouver, WA 98686





First Families of Vancouver's African American Community: From World War II to the 21st Century
was a cultural program founded in 2007 in which community members documented the stories of African Americans who migrated to southwest Washington state during the Second World War.

Project members identified African American families who settled in Vancouver at mid-century to record their stories in a book, released April 2012, and other associated materials for the public.

Working partnerships with NAACP Branch 1139, Clark County Historical Museum, Washington State University Vancouver, Clark College and other local institutions reinforced the project’s commitment to present a mosaic of the community’s cultural history for the enrichment of all.


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