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Museum After Hours presents As Long As There’s Blood in This Body: Black History at Hanford and the Tri-Cities

February 29 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In 1950 there were only seven Black people in Richland. Black emigration to Hanford ‘s construction contractors peaked at around 1,213 in a five-acre ghetto on the eastern fringe of Pasco. Meanwhile, Kennewick was a “sundown town,” with a curfew for Black people. WSU historian and professor Robert Franklin has absorbed more than 30 oral histories from Black people who made the outpost their homes despite segregation. He will share what he knows about this little-known microcosm of the Manhattan Project.

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Date:
February 29
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Fort Walla Walla Museum
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(509) 525-7703
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Fort Walla Walla Museum
755 NE Myra Rd
Walla Walla, Washington
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509-525-7703
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