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A new plaque honoring A.H. Francis, a Black pioneer and abolitionist who lived in Portland in the 1800s when Black exclusion laws ruled the Oregon Territory.

A new plaque honoring A.H. Francis, a Black pioneer and abolitionist who lived in Portland in the 1800s when Black exclusion laws ruled the Oregon Territory.

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Dedicated Plaque Honors Black Pioneer

A.H. Francis thwarted exclusion law

On Saturday, a plaque honoring Black pioneer merchant and abolitionist A.H. Francis was dedicated in downtown Portland courtesy of the Oregon Black Pioneers and the Lang Syne Society