First Families Project
First Families of Vancouver's African American Community: From World War II to the 21st Century is a cultural program founded in 2007 for which community members are documenting the stories of African Americans who migrated to southwest Washington State during the Second World War.
Project members have identified African American families who settled in Vancouver at mid-century in order to record their stories in a book (planned for release in summer 2011) and other associated materials for the public.
Working partnerships with NAACP Branch 1139, Clark County Historical Museum, Washington State University Vancouver, Clark College, and other local institutions reinforce the project's commitment to present a mosaic of the community's cultural history for the enrichment of all.
Project meetings are typically held the first Saturday of each month from 9:30a.m. to noon. Dates, times and locations may vary--please call ahead to confirm (360-687-9872). All are welcome.
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For more information visit the First Families Project website at: https://sites.google.com/site/firstfamiliesvancouver/