Series SR 1035 - Oral History Interview with Bernie Foster, by Jan Dilg

Oral History Interview with Bernie Foster, by Jan Dilg [Transcript] Oral History Interview with Bernie Foster, by Jan Dilg [Sound Recording 1] Oral History Interview with Bernie Foster, by Jan Dilg [Sound Recording 2] Oral History Interview with Bernie Foster, by Jan Dilg [Sound Recording 3]

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SR 1035

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Oral History Interview with Bernie Foster, by Jan Dilg

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  • 2017-08-30 - 2017-10-12 (Creation)

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Online resource (3 audio files (3 hr., 56 min., 28 sec.) + Transcript (1 PDF file)

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Bernie Foster is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He served in the US Air Force and was deployed to Vietnam in 1963. In 1975, he founded The Skanner with his wife, Bobbie Dore Foster, in Portland, Oregon. The paper now also has offices in Seattle, Washington.

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Bernie Foster discusses the history and daily operation of The Skanner, a Portland based African American newspaper. He also discusses some of the stories he published, his attempts to expand into radio, police brutality, local politics, and the naming of Union Ave. to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland.

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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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  • English

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Oral History Interview with Bernie Foster, by Jan Dilg, 2017 August 30 – October 12, SR 1035, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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The audio and transcript have had sections redacted, as requested by Bernie Foster.

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