‘I don’t eat chicken’: MLK Boulevarders respond to Obama’s election.

I just found this article, but it’s certainly not untimely to revisit the feelings and expectations that the election of Barack Obama to the presidency had for folks. In an article for the Portland Tribune in November 2008, Peter Korn headed to MLK Boulevard to chat with folks in the area about the just-finished election, and their hopes for what might come next.

Interviewees include Gloria McMurtry of Reflections, just off MLK; Paul Knauls, long-time area activist – including one of the founders of the Union Avenue Boosters Association – and owner of Geneva’s on MLK; Chad Debnam, former chair of the King Neighborhood Association; and Nate Jackson, owner of ‘N The Cut, a barbershop on MLK.

 

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