Oregon Historical Society opens its doors for free for MLK Day

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To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, the Oregon Historical Society opened its doors for free to all visitors.

Hundreds of people will get to see the historical society's new exhibit, "Racing for Change," which focuses on the civil rights movement in Oregon.

Inside, attendees get to see iconic quotes from prominent figures in the movement, along with a book signed by Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This tells the story of how community leaders here in Portland and across Oregon finally began to demand equal rights and civil rights," Kerry Tymchuk, executive director of OHS said. "It's a timely exhibit."

It mostly focuses on the 1960s and 1970s, but there are also images and quotes from present times, including former Pres. Barack Obama.

The exhibit will be on display until June.

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