A Tribute to Willie Richardson and the Oregon Black Pioneers

Willamette Wake Up

A Tribute to Willie Richardson and the Oregon Black Pioneers

Show Notes

In this 2017 interview with Willie Richardson, she shares her personal story of being Black in Salem and how she engaged with and influenced her community. Ms. Richardson died Jan 25, 2023.
We also replay a collaboration between KMUZ and the Oregon Black Pioneers - sharing stories of Black pioneers in Marion & Polk counties. The music between bios was produced by Rev Osagyefo Sekou, and with his permission was included in this podcast.


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Willamette Wake Up is KMUZ’s morning news magazine program that explores what mid-Valley people are doing and talking about through news segments and interviews. The Willamette Wake Up team is dedicated to exploring the deeper stories that define and affect our community. Join us live every weekday morning from 8 to 9 o’clock and repeats 6 to 7PM.

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