Melissa Cornelius Lang, OWHC 2016 Research Fellowship recipient

The Oregon Women’s History Consortium is pleased to post here the report of our 2016 recipient of the OWHC Research Fellowship, Melissa Cornelius Lang. Titled: “Lifting as We Climb:African American Women Organizers in Portland, Oregon, 1912-1957,” Lang outlines her findings on researching the history of activist Black women through a variety of archival holdings. Her report explores the challenges and rewards of a researcher’s expectations in light of the actual content provided in historical primary documents.  Congratulations to the OWHC Research Fellow, Melissa Lang, for her scholarly work and her important contribution to Oregon women’s history!