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One of five panels from a new community mural by Black artist and musician Daren Todd recreates a scene in 1961, when Mrs. Opal Strong organized a neighborhood improvement committee and secured a large government grant to beautify and revitalize Black neighborhoods in Portland. Over 500 trees were planted, including several cherry trees that Dodd depicted in the mural.

One of five panels from a new community mural by Black artist and musician Daren Todd recreates a scene in 1961, when Mrs. Opal Strong organized a neighborhood improvement committee and secured a large government grant to beautify and revitalize Black neighborhoods in Portland. Over 500 trees were planted, including several cherry trees that Dodd depicted in the mural.

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Murals Showcase Black History

Shining light on injustices and community action

A panel of five murals depicting Black History in the Albina and Humboldt neighborhoods of north and northeast Portland is introduced along a residential fence line.