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The Wake of Vanport
By The Skanner News
Published: 07 June 2006

Hundreds of Black elected officials descended on Portland over the weekend of May 31 to June 2 to attend the Region X conference of Blacks in Government Inc. Pictured from left are Charles Oliver, board member of Blacks in Government Inc. and the conference's keynote speaker; Jewel Diamond Taylor, a training facilitator, author and radio/TV personality; R. Shawn Henderson, president of the organization's Region X; and state Sen. Margaret Carter, D-Portland, and vice president of corporate affairs for The Skanner News Group.

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