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A photo of the late Burdine Rutherford, courtesy Portland State University Special Collections and Portland Parks & Recreation.

A photo of the late Burdine Rutherford, courtesy Portland State University Special Collections and Portland Parks & Recreation.

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Introducing Rutherford Park

First Portland park named for black woman

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the new name earlier this month amid the protests in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.