native american activism

Elizabeth Furse

KLCC's Barbara Dellenback speaks with former Oregon U.S. Representative Elizabeth Furse of Portland.

Representative Furse passed away on April 18, 2021. This conversation took place in January of 2021. 

Furse was the first African-born member of Congress. Her life as an activist began with anti-apartheid work in her native South Africa. She and Barbara talk about Furse's work for social justice and tribal rights. Furse served three terms from Oregon's First Congressional District.

University of Oregon

After years of criticism, the University of Oregon is covering up four murals.  They’re considered dated works that promote white supremacy.

Brian Bull / KLCC

This year has seen the Black Lives Matter movement gain greater national prominence, through protests over police brutality and systemic racism. Native Americans have had their voices elevated as well, owing to a shared history of oppression, cultural stereotypes, and conflicts with the federal government. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

More than a thousand activists gathered at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza Sunday, to discuss justice reform beyond marches and rallies.