Color Line opening discussion

August 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Ted Smith, a Portland Art Museum staff member, in front of the Lincoln Statue in the Park Blocks for a free dialogue in honor of the first arrival of slaves in Virginia in 1619. This opening discussion lays the foundation for a communal reflection around the history of slavery in the United States.  Following this gathering are two tours that take this conversation through the collections in the Museum’s galleries.

First tour at 1 p.m.

Second tour 4 p.m.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Assessed valuation of of all taxable property owned by Georgia Negroes, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), ca. 1900
Assessed valuation of of all taxable property owned by Georgia Negroes, from W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Georgia Negro: A Study (1900). Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.