The gentrification of Portland, Oregon is hundreds of years in the making — the infamous 1844 “Lash Law” in Oregon mandated that blacks in Oregon be whipped twice a year until they left the territory. Almost 200 years later, African American families are being pushed out by a different force: rising real estate prices. Now, Right to Return, a program that strives to atone for the repeated displacement of African American families, is trying to bring the community back home. Our partners at the PBS NewsHour report.
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