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Juneteenth Calendars Honor History

6/12/2019, 12:30 p.m. | Updated on 6/13/2019, 9:29 a.m.
Portland artist Isaaka Shamsud-Din has created 2019-2020 calendars to honor Juneteenth and highlight significant people, places and events in the ...
Portland artist Isaaka Shamsud-Din (center) poses with his freshly printed, 2019-2020 artwork calendars in honor of Juneteenth. He is joined by Fyndi Jermany (left) of Don’t Shoot Portland and a representative of Morel Ink. Photo Courtesy Bobby Fouther

Portland artist Isaaka Shamsud-Din has created 2019-2020 calendars to honor Juneteenth and highlight significant people, places and events in the history and culture of the Black Diaspora.

Shamsud-Din is known for his murals across the city. The new calendars were made possible with contributions from activists at Don’t Shoot Portland.

Signed copies from Shamsud-din himself will be distributed during a special public reception this Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at the Dismantle Change Build Center, 14 N.E. Killingsworth St., the former home of the Albina Art Center.

For more information, contact Friends of Albina Art Center founder Bobby Fouther at mrbobbydance@gmail.com or 503-422-3076.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly attributed the artist Isaaka Shamsud-Din with creating the murals at the new shopping plaza on Northeast Martin Luther King and Alberta Street. Those murals are actually the works of artists Arvie Smith and Mehran Heard. We regret the error.