On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order calling for Oregonians to stay home, closing specific retail businesses, and requiring social distancing in most cases, immediately and until further notice. Social gatherings with people from outside of your household are not allowed until further notice.
Thursday, June 4 at 11:00am to 8:00pm
Friday, June 5 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 6 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 7 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 9 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 10 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 11 at 11:00am to 8:00pm
Friday, June 12 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 13 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 14 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
1680 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR
Racing to Change chronicles the civil rights movement in Eugene, Oregon, during the 1960s and 1970s—a time of great upheaval, conflict, and celebration as new voices clashed with traditional organizations of power. Co-developed by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Black Pioneers, the exhibit illuminates legacies of racism and the unceasing efforts of Oregon's Black communities to bring about change.
Through photographs, recorded interviews, and historical archives, Racing to Change explores how racist policies and attitudes created a pressing need for bold civil rights activism in Eugene. Firsthand accounts from movement organizers, former UO students, elected officials, and other members of Oregon's black communities paint a vivid picture of the area's past, and urge us to take part in building a more just future. On view through May 10, 2020.