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Photos from the estate of photographer Carl Henninger, discovered by his son Michael Henninger, left, form basis of the "We Had Jazz" exhibit currently on display in the public atrium at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in inner north Portland all this month. Gerald Patrick, right, checks out the exhibit that shows a vibrant black community and nightclub scene before it was replaced by urban renewal.

Photos from the estate of photographer Carl Henninger, discovered by his son Michael Henninger, left, form basis of the "We Had Jazz" exhibit currently on display in the public atrium at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in inner north Portland all this month. Gerald Patrick, right, checks out the exhibit that shows a vibrant black community and nightclub scene before it was replaced by urban renewal.

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We Had Jazz

Documenting the city’s historic black culture

The golden age of Portland jazz, black culture and entrepreneurship came to an end with Urban Renewal and the construction of the I-5 freeway.