Prof. James Harrison
James Stanley Harrison has taught history and humanities courses at Portland Community College (Cascade Campus) since 1993. After receiving his BA, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Subsequently, he earned an MA in US and African History from the City College of New York, worked as a college counselor, and taught high school in Portland for 18 years. He is a founding member of the Vanport Mosaic Festival steering committee and frequently makes presentations to school and community groups. He is currently writing a comprehensive history of the World War II-era federal housing community of Vanport City. He was featured on the 2016 Oregon Public Broadcasting Oregon Experience documentary "Vanport."
Evelyn Crowell (1936–2017)
Evelyn Crowell was one of the first professional Black librarians in the City of Portland. A community-based activist, she was a promoter of African American culture and history and an energetic motivator, especially for Black students. Evelyn I. Crowell was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on March 17, 1936. Her parents, …
Richard “Dick” Bogle (1930–2010)
Dick Bogle was a multi-talented Oregonian and humanitarian who dedicated his adult life to service in the Portland area. The great-grandson of Northwest pioneers, Bogle was a modern pacesetter—one of the first Black police officers in Portland, the first Black television newscaster in the Northwest, and the second Black city …