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With the Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit ‘Racing for Change, Oregon’s Civil Rights Years’ as a backdrop, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw (right) takes the oath of office Monday from retired Portland Police Officer Carmen Sylvester, the first African American female officer to be hired by the city in 1973.

With the Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit ‘Racing for Change, Oregon’s Civil Rights Years’ as a backdrop, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw (right) takes the oath of office Monday from retired Portland Police Officer Carmen Sylvester, the first African American female officer to be hired by the city in 1973.

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New police chief makes pledge; speaks to racial inequities

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw championed the long worn path to civil rights progress and challenged the city and law enforcement to address racial inequities that still exist during her ceremonial installation as the city’s first African American female police chief Monday.