2016 Research Fellowship Recipient: Melissa Cornelius Lang

MelissaWe are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Oregon Women’s History Consortium Fellowship is Melissa Cornelius Lang. Ms. Lang is a student in the Masters of Arts in History program at Portland State University. Her project addresses the grassroots activism of African American women in Portland in the “classical” period of civil rights in the 1940s and 1950s. She will research women’s activism and community building in local clubs and organizations and in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and their campaigns for Oregon’s 1949 Fair Employment Practice Law and 1953 Public Accommodations Act.

Read Melissa’s Report (PDF)