Vanport, Oregon – Historic (and racist) 1948 Deconstruction Advertisment 

This 1948 advertisement for deconstructing buildings for the materials, was found by a redditor at Multnomah Library in Portland, Oregon.

In less than a day, the nation’s largest housing project—and Oregon’s second largest city—was destroyed. 18,500 residents were displaced, and roughly 6,300 were black.


Sources: fb4ncw119u491.jpg (1299×2439)